Stainless-Steel Post Earrings
How to Make Post Earrings Without Soldering
This course is for those of you who have some experience working with metal clay. It consists of one 14:22-minute video. In it Kris shows how to make post earrings using stainless steel posts.
Why would you use stainless steel instead of Sterling Silver (92.5%) posts? Firing components made of Sterling Silver in the kiln anneals and oxidizes the component to the point it is too soft and compromised to fulfill its function. Usually, Sterling Silver components and posts are soldered onto completed earrings. But what if you don't want to solder or have an earring that will not withstand soldering? Then, you use stainless steel.
THIS COURSE'S VIDEO contains only photographs. There are no vignette videos within this course's video, like there are in Kris' other courses.
There is no List of STEPS, List of TOOLS, or List of RESOURCES. All those can be found in other courses. This course is mainly one video explaining the simple process of setting posts into metal clay. It is purely informational so you can watch it without simultaneously making your creation.
The video includes photos (for close up detail), narrative explanation, and options for later creations. And if you take a course from Kris, she is forever at your beck and call via email to answer any questions.
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.
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.
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