CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years


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Celebrating achievement in national competition level

Gianamar receiving the CREST prize for Understanding of Real World Context at the 2012 NSEC finals

Acknowledging success through CREST Awards

Making sure students have a tangible recognition of their hard work, effort and success that is respected by organisations such as UCAS.

A framework for good quality project work in STEM

The CREST Awards offers a robust and consistent framework for students and mentors to use to create high quality projects

Resources available to promote and support the scheme

There are lots of resources available to promote and support the scheme – none more important than our CREST Local Coordinator Network

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Fashioning Jewellery

Fashioning Jewellery .pdf

Click below to read a summary of the fashioning jewellery project ideas for Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards; or to go back to project ideas click here.


CREST Bronze Award – typically 10 hours of project work
What’s the best way to make wood colourful?
In this project you will cut and shape wood. You will also look at different ways of colouring wood. Your goal will be to make a wooden pendant for a friend.

The scenario …
Your friend has asked you to make a wooden pendant that she can wear on a necklace.
She would like it to be red. She wants it to be "teardrop-shaped‟.


CREST Silver Award – typically 30 hours of project work
Make, finish and test ceramic jewellery
For this project you will use clay as your ceramic. You will design and shape beads and/or pendants to make a necklace or bracelet. You will investigate ways of finishing the clay – in other words, colouring it and protecting it. You will then carry out tests to see how strong your product is.


CREST Gold Award – typically 70+ hours of project work
Investigate the properties of metals used to make jewellery
In this project you will find out about the properties of metals, and work out how to protect and restore jewellery.
You should begin with some research. Find out what metals are used to make jewellery.
Ask yourself, “why?” You may find it useful to contact some jewellery manufacturers, or engineers who work with metal.