Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry

Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry combines beading and wire-working techniques with the intense beauty o

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Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry combines beading and wire-working techniques with the intense beauty of torch-fired enameled beads. Metal becomes your canvas as you learn the basics of enameling with a torch, then dive into 22 exquisite pieces, ranging from quirky ?cattywampus? earrings to ethereal pendants to delicate multi-stranded necklaces. Find out how easy it is to create unique and colorful enamel pieces in this innovative, comprehensive guide to the world of torch-fired enameling.

Inside you'll find:

  • A hands-on, in-depth approach to enameling beads, pendants and other metal findings using a torch instead of a kiln
  • An extensive enameling workshop, with information on equipment, materials and safety considerations
  • Tips and tricks for making truly unique pieces: learn how to modulate color, create burnt edges and manipulate the gas/oxygen ratio to achieve color flashes and smoky hazes.
  • Jewelry and metal-working techniques, from wire-wrapping to etching copper sheet, that create a perfect backdrop to your stunning enamel creations.
  • SKU: Z9988

    Author/Speaker/Editor: Barbara Lewis

    File/Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.875

    Format: Paperback

    ISBN 13: 9781440308864

    Number Of Pages: 128

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    Customer Reviews

    So GLAD I didn't send the enamels back! Review by Nan

    I was given a complete sampler set of Thompson enamels for Christmas by my Dad.. I remembered "enameling" an arrowhead in 4th grade mentioned it and my Dad , not knowing which to get, got me both warm and cool colors in opaque and transparent. I actually had them packed with the return slip when I came across Barbara's blog. I purchased this ebook and started playing right away. In almost every piece I do you can usually find some enamel..even if its just a headpin. Attempting to enamel , without a kiln, or proper technique in sifting or firing I got discouraged.. This book is comprehensive and made it as fun as coloring Easter eggs.

    (Posted on 9/24/13)