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Personalized Pendant

Make a Pendant with a Bail, Cubic Zirconia, and Your Own Personalization

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This course is for those of you who have a little experience with metal clay or with no experience and a lot of determination. It is jammed packed with information. Almost TMI. Thankfully, the info comes in twenty five separate videos, anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes in length. They are organized well and always here for your reference.

These three pdfs are included: List of STEPS, List of TOOLS, and List of RESOURCES, which is full of links for more information.

Each lecture includes videos, photos (for close up detail), narrative explanation, options for later creations, other tools to try, and many links and resources. Along the course of watching Kris make her personalized pendant you will learn the techniques and acquire these skills listed below. And if you take a course from Kris, she is forever at your beck and call via email to answer any questions.

Make Your Own Templates

Learn about Cubic Zirconia (CZ)

Design your piece to hang as you want it; i.e., straight

Make and Attach a Simple Bail

Apply Syringe Clay

Set CZ in Metal Clay

Here is the syllabus.

1 Design Pendant

2 Make Pendant Components

3 Dry-Clay Sand and Finish

4 Make Bail

5 Assemble Pendant

6 Personalization and CZ

7 Add Bail and Maker's Mark

8 Clean CZ

9 Torch or Kiln Fire

10 Brass Brush and Tumble

11 Patina and Polish

12 Wear and Share

Your Instructor

Kris Kramer
Kris Kramer

Kris designs and makes fine and sterling silver, minuscule sculptures, pendants, earrings, charms, and rings. Her work features landscapes, wildlife, and tracks. Her main medium is precious metal clay.

Kris is a PMC Certification Instructor certified by PMC Connection (not longer in existence) and Rio-Rewards Certified by RioGrande.

In 2012 Kris “passed with distinction the certification review” by the Montana Arts Council, signaling that she has developed a sustainable business in art. The additional honor of distinction was awarded based on a demonstrated depth of understanding of her art and the development of a strong brand suited for her specific business niche.

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Kris is currently teaching, maintaining her silver business, and working on submissions to the Metal Clay Masters Registry. She achieved Level 1 in 2017, Level 2 in 2018, and is listed as a Master in Masters Registry.

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Most recently, Kris has become one of six members on the Education Steering Committee for the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide or AMCAW, which came into existence in 2018


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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