Your First Metal Clay Experience
An Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial for Making Your First Metal-Clay Creation
This video shows each step in great detail for making your first piece of jewelry from metal clay.
Once you gather your tools, you could make a lovely and versatile charm in only twice the amount of time it takes to watch this 15-minute video.
To learn a little about the history and evolution of silver metal clay, watch Meet Metal Clay.
This course also gives you an idea of how other courses offered at I Love Silver will look and Kris' style of online teaching.
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
"Thank you 👏. A few tips learned!"
Michelle Your First Metal Clay Experience
"I enjoyed watching your video!"
Kim Your First Metal Clay Experience
"I enjoyed the video. Very thorough demo for beginners showing simple steps how to start making jewelry. Thank you."
Randip Your First Metal Clay Experience
"I have watched dozens of YouTube videos and read 4 books on silver clay; this is the best on yet! I can't wait to check out more!"
Kathleen Your First Metal Clay Experience
"Love the video--your calm 'delivery' of instruction helped me relax a bit more when dealing with the clay!"
Barb Your First Metal Clay Experience
"Thank you. I can't wait to learn more."
Debbie Your First Metal Clay Experience
"Thank you for this beginner video. Looks like fun."
Bev Your First Metal Clay Experience
"Thank you for a such clearly articulated video!"
Kim Your First Metal Clay Experience
"Great video. This is way faster than sheet metal... and easier on the hands. Thanks much!"
Cindy Your First Metal Clay Experience
"Thank you. I needed a refresher."
Cole Your First Metal Clay Experience
"I enjoyed watching your tutorial! I can't wait to learn more and hopefully soon I can start a simple project. :)"
Jennie's comment on another course
"Thank you Kris! This course is great and has given me a few hints that I would not have known to make the precess much easier! I am excite to get started."
Lisa's comment on another course
"Thank you Kris! Love the course and found your tutorial clear and easy to follow. I have completed my first 'domed' pendant. I'll send some photos."
Catherine's comment on another course
"Thank you. Learned a lot"
Carol's comment on another course
"Great tips .... Thanks, Kris!"
Marilyn's comment on another course
"Yes, you do have a quirky, dry sense of humor! Funny, funny, about sitting on the clay (love the graphic) AND the 'time passing' feature of drumming fingers on the table. This video was informative as well as entertaining. I learned some things."
Vicki's comment on another course