Everything you need to know about burnishing your metal-clay creation

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Burnish means to polish something, especially metal, by rubbing. As a noun, burnish means the shine on a highly polished surface. This course teaches burnishing as it is applicable to a finished metal-clay creation.

One can use anything harder than silver (or the metal you are burnishing) to burnish. You can use a screwdriver, a kitchen spoon, or what have you. In this course, two kinds of burnishing tools are used — agate and steel burnishers.

There are textures that are conducive to burnishing and textures that are not, as you will see.

This course consists of two videos, Burnishing One (4:37 in length) and Burnishing Two (5:00 in length).

Below are the resources referenced in the course.

Kris Kramer Designs Metal Clay Tidbits & Tricks (Free Info)
-- Why Fired Silver Looks Like Chalk
-- Finishing with Flexible Shaft Tools

I Love Silver Courses
-- Mirror Shine and Other Finishes


Your Instructor

Kris Kramer
Kris Kramer

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.

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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.

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Course Curriculum

  Burnishing One
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  Burnishing Two
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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