For the jewelry making, you could buy her some
copper colored wire - 20 gauge. It's strong, yet flexible enough to bend.
narrow needle nose pliers (not the thicker ones), so you can make small loops at the end of the wire so the beads don't fall off.
Wire cutter (sometimes they are built in to the pliers)
Alpha beads, colored plastic faceted beads (those are pretty), other types of beads.
She can make rings, bracelets, and necklaces with these. Plus, she can make other sorts of wire/bead projects, not just jewelry. The copper wire doesn't tarnish.
Here's some ideas:http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...sightwords.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...winemakers.jpg
(the first two are made with earring hoops but you'd need crimp beads and a crimper to keep the beads from falling off, the simpler one is the one on the end is made with copper wire - that is a beaded wine marker, but if you loop the end of one side through the loop of the other side, you can make a ring).http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...edstemware.jpg
Even if you had to help make the loops at the end of the wire, it's great fun for them to add the beads. Just cut a the wire to different lengths, make loops in one end, and let her go.