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.
First, Kris created I Love Silver for novice to expert metal clay artists and artisans, because she loves metal clay and wants to share.
Kris designs and creates fine and sterling silver, minuscule sculptures as pendants, earrings, charms, rings, and more. Her work features landscapes, wildlife, tracks, and bits of nature. Her medium is precious metal clay.
What is Metal Clay? Watch Meet Metal Clay.
Kris is a PMC Senior Instructor certified by PMC Connection and Rio-Rewards Certified by RioGrande, thanks in part to a grant from the Montana Art Council, an agency of the State Government. She “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. Toward the end of 2017, she achieved Level 1 and is listed as a Master in Masters Registry.
To see Kris' current and available work, go to The Silver Pendant.