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Mirror Shine & Other Finishes

How To Achieve Them

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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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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.

Watch a three-minute video on the artist Kris Kramer on YouTube.

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.

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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.

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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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