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Charms & Charm Necklaces

Make Charms, a Tiny Necklace, or a Charm Necklace

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Charms are just tiny pendants. There are many ways to make, incorporate, and wear charms. Some hang by O rings, some by tiny bails. Some hang singly and some hang in a cluster. Tiny necklaces and charm necklaces are quite fashionable these days.

As usual, Kris loads this course up with information, info that is useful not only if you are just starting out in metal clay but also if you have some metal clay experience. She loves options. Options in design, tools, processes, and finishes.

The four charms shown plus one more more charm are used to teach various metal clay techniques. Here is what you will learn.

How to

  • Roll and cut clay
  • Texture clay
  • Use commercial and/or homemade templates
  • Use commercial and/or homemade molds
  • Quick-dry clay pieces flat
  • Sand for a fine dry-clay finish
  • Drill holes
  • Make tiny bails, two styles
  • Incorporate eyelets in wet- and dry-clay piece
  • Torch fire
  • Brass brush
  • Patina with two patina agents
  • Patina and polish chains
  • Polish manually with an intro to using electric tools
  • Add charms onto chain


  1. Many Ways to Make a Charm
    • Rubber Stamps
    • Textures
    • Hand Carved—Wet or Dry
    • Molds
  2. Drying
  3. Sanding Dry Clay Sand & Finish
  4. Holes, Eyelets, Tiny Bails
  5. Torch Fire
  6. Brass Brush
  7. Patina
    • Liver of Sulfur
    • Black Max
  8. Polish
  9. Necklace Assembly
  10. 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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