Fun With Foils

Adding silver or gold foil cutouts to enamel beads.

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Once you've made your enamel bead, apply cutout foil shapes to the bead surface. Two types of foil may be used with torch-fired enamel beads: genuine fine silver or gold. Don't use faux foils or aluminum. This beginner/intermediate project includes step-by-step photographs.
Required Materials: Ceramic tile, vermiculite, enamel, copper tubing, foil, paper, head pins, ear wires, spacer beads. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Propane torch, cylinder, tub cutter, screwdriver, mandrel, business card, spoons, banding wheel, crock-pot, fire extinguisher, safety glasses, dust mask, scissors, craft punches, tweezers, pliers, wire cutters. See project for complete list.
Originally Published: Step by Step Beads, September/October 2004

SKU: EP0661

Author/Speaker/Editor: Pam East

Format: eProject