These earrings began with a request for a pair of earrings, earrings to include sapphires. While I feel great pressure from custom orders, I had worked with sapphires enough to know the earrings were possible.
I began making these earrings and discovered I liked them. So, I made a second pair using CZs instead of sapphires. This became my “practice pair” as I created the sapphire earrings.
Even though these flower earrings look simple and easy to make, that was not necessarily true.
In five steps outlined below, this course shows the process for how to make these earrings, which as usual you do not have to make. You make what you want, having learned some technique and perhaps gained some ideas from this course.
Informally and along the way you may learn any of these.
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.