Cattle bone as jewelry material

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August, 2015
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The research explored and established what makes cattle bone as a jewelry material. The materials for producing jewelry are metal, wood, plastic, seeds, and shells. These materials may be havoc to unsustainable environmental pollutions. Conversely, cattle bone as waste in our environment in terms of properties bone is durable, shine, brittle, light in weight, can be dyed in an attractive creamy color which can be worn on the human body. Silver, gold, copper, bronze are metal materials which let people mine to get an income, but destruct our natural environment and pollute the water bodies, land degradation as a result of the building collapsing and aquatic poisoning. Also, cutting of trees to get wood results in forest degradation too a burden on government to pay. Plastic melts in order to produce earring also results in atmospheric pollution and burning of the artist at work as a health hazard to the entire environment. The researcher employed the qualitative research methods. The survey research method was used to explore the interest of the jewelry sellers and users and type of material for jewelry. An experimental method was used to understand the nature of cattle bone, select, create and test the prototype jewelry products. The researcher recommended the use of cattle bone for body jewelry as a form of waste for environmental sustainability and encouragement to Ghanaians and beyond.  
A thesis submitted to Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Philosophy in Integrated Art (Woodworking Technology).