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Mr. Elliott from N Las Vegas NV is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Metalsmithing and Etching!

My students need metal working tools to learn to create basic metal jewelry and do custom electrolytic etching on it.

  • $953 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all from an urban neighborhood in North Las Vegas. Most of them come from low-income families and most of them are minorities. Students in my classes are of varying ability levels and interest and this project can help meet them where they are at. They are a creative bunch with a lot of energy and they love the opportunity to experience new things. Many of them have not had a lot of opportunities to make art in school and most have never had the opportunity to do any metalsmithing.

My Project

This project fuses art with chemistry. We are going to create original jewelry using up-cycled copper, brass and steel. We will use the tools requested to cut and form metal into things like earrings, bracelets, pendants and rings.

Students will be electrolytic etching to add images and or text to their own handmade jewelry designs.

Designs will be printed into vinyl using the laser engraver. Then the vinyl designs are adhered to the metal to mask the parts that are not to be etched. The etch will happen by submersing the pieces into a bath of salt water and using a battery charger to run electricity through the pieces.

Mr. Elliott
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bench Anvil Combo Kit- Bracelet and Ring Mandrels, Anvil - SFC Tools - 13-132 • Amazon Business $79.95 2 $159.90
GERMAN STYLE JEWELERS SAW FRAME with 144 ASSORTED JEWELERS SAW BLADES • Amazon Business $12.90 6 $77.40
Olympia Tools 38-789 9 Lb. Hobby Anvil, Cast Iron • Amazon Business $15.05 5 $75.25
SE JT3405DS 25Pc Doming Punch & Dapping Block Set with a Wood Stand • Amazon Business $64.45 1 $64.45
Cross Pein Hammer Metalsmith Blacksmith Metal Hand Tool • Amazon Business $11.50 5 $57.50
Silverline 454375 Straight Cut Aviation Tin Snips • Amazon Business $7.50 6 $45.00
LST 5Amp 12V Vehicle Battery Charger Maintainer Smart Fast Waterproof with 4 Stages Charging for All types of ATV lawn mower motorcycle automotive marine RV AGM Gel cell Batteries • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Gino Development 02-0444 TruePower Punch & Die Set (9 Piece) • Amazon Business $31.97 1 $31.97
Hawk 7 Piece Disc Cutter Set - TJ7500 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
EuroTool BPN-105.00 File Block and Clamp Made of Quality Hardwood • Amazon Business $7.30 4 $29.20
SE 8324BH 4-Ounce Ball Peen Hammer • Amazon Business $5.70 5 $28.50
Letter and Number Stamp Set 36pcs 40Cr Alloy Steel Metal Stamp in a wooden case 1/8 Inch 3mm • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
CleverDelights 20 Rolo Chain Necklaces Mix Pack - 24" - Antique Copper, Antique Bronze, Shiny Silver, Gunmetal, Dark Black - 3 x 4 mm Oval Links • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
TEKTON 6655 Needle File Set, 10-Piece • Amazon Business $7.50 2 $15.00
5 12" x 12" Sheet Glossy/Matte Oracal 651 Permanent Adhesive-Backed Vinyl for Craft Cutters, Punches and Vinyl Sign Cutters (Black) • Amazon Business $4.90 3 $14.70
Pandahall 10m(32.80 feet) Red Copper Color Iron Cross Chains for Necklace Jewelry Accessories DIY Making-4.1x3x0.8mm • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Sterilite Storage Box 13.5 X 8.3 X 4.8, 6 Qt. Clear - Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74

Materials cost

$712.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$55.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$809.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.87

Total project goal

$952.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$952.48

1 Donor

-$476.23

Donations toward project cost

-$404.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.43

match offer

-$476.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$404.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.44

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$0.00

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