This course is for those of you who have some metal clay experience. Do not make this necklace; rather, learn how to use silicone molds, join wire to a component, make linked beads, and more (see below).
This course comes with for downloadable pdfs of TOOLS, STEPS, and RESOURCES full of links. 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 Cairn Necklace you will learn these techniques, acquire these skills. And if you take a course from Kris, she is forever at your beck and call via email to answer any questions.
Here is the syllabus.
1. Design Necklace
2. Make Mold
3. Make Pendant
-- 3.1 Using Mold Make Pendant
-- 3.2 Dry Clay Finish (2 Parts)
-- 3.3 Fire
-- 3.4 Tumble
4. Chain and Links
5. Assemble Necklace
6. Patina and Polish
8. Wear and Share
More importantly though, here are some how-to's you'll learn along the way.
- Make mold with Mega Mold and use it
- Use commercial mold
- Incorporate wire into design
- Set eyelets
- Make beaded link chain
- Solder O rings
- Fill cracks with syringe clay
- Decorate and texture with Paste clay
- Use small pieces of glass
- Prevent a piece from drying while you do something else
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.
Contact Kris at any time via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.