Torch-Fired Enameling: Luscious Color & Design
Bring vibrant custom pieces to life as expert Barbara Lewis shows you how to make enamel jewelry! Set yourself up for success with a lesson on torch control and delve into mixing pigments to achieve exactly the colors you want. Next, discover how to use enamel threads and sgraffito to create textural, dimensional effects that will complement any design. Want to create wearable art? Use acrylic enamels for a painterly effect and follow along with Barbara to incorporate imagery with decals. Work with ferric chloride to achieve eye-catching etchings before combining stencils and overglaze enamel to quickly create a layered effect. Then, start working with fully dimensional pieces! Create distinctive designs as you try out must-have methods for pleating, creasing and sculpting copper mesh. Finally, incorporate fine and sterling silver into your work and find out how to use shimmering gold leaf to punch up any piece.