I have been asked many times how to put a mirror shiny finish on metal clay creations. It seems when someone gains silver metal clay experience, how their pieces look becomes a natural next step. And how to get a mirror-shine finish on part or all of a piece is one part of that. Here is my course teaching many ways to achieve a mirror shine. And other finishes.
This course teaches five of the most common and effective methods of polishing and achieving a mirror finish specific to the type of texture on your piece. In other words, it shows you the five polishing options and applies each one to four different textures – deep texture, non-textured, medium texture, and fine texture.
My goal is to inspire you to come up with your own process for polishing that best achieves the look you desire. Polishing comes down to your liking and personal preference. And you can take the best of what you like from each method and come with your own recipe, so to speak.
The course concentrates on sanding and polishing discs on a flexible shaft or Dremel and features a video on each of these polishing methods.
A Radial Bristle Discs
B Silicone Polishing Discs
C Snap-On Sanding Discs
D Rouges and Buffs
E Sanding / Polishing Papers
Need I repeat, this course is for metal clay artists who own and operate (or are seriously considering purchasing) a Flexible Shaft and/or an electric or battery driven Dremel tool.
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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