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
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 Senior Instructor certified by PMC Connection 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.
Kris is currently teaching, maintaining her silver business, and working on submissions to the Metal Clay Masters Registry. She is listed as a Master in the Masters Registry, achieving Level 1 in 2017 and Level 2 in 2018.