The Basics And Essential Processes: Jewelry Making Instructions
Author: Cherryl Gladden
Publisher: Independently Published
It's important to have your metal clean and free of any contaminants such as oils, dust, fingerprints or oxides prior to applying enamel. If you don't begin the enamel process with metal that's properly prepped and cleaned, all of your other planning could be in vain. Things you absolutely need to know: - Choosing the right tools and equipment - How to keep yourself safe in the enameler's studio - What to use - a Torch or a Kiln? - The types of enamel to choose from and how to select the right one for your work - Preparing and cleaning the metal before enameling - Applying enamel to the metal - Easy decorative techniques that anyone can do - What to look for when you're firing enamel
Techniques and Projects for Making Enameled Jewelry
Author: Pauline Warg
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Add Vibrant Color to Your Jewelry! Enameling is the one of the best ways to add color to your jewelry--and anyone can do it! In Jeweler's Enameling Workshop, master jeweler Pauline Warg shares her easy-to-follow approach to enameling. You'll first learn the basics of kiln firing and torch firing, including equipment, tools, safety, and how to troubleshoot problems. Then, twenty projects for beautiful necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings walk you through various dry and wet enameling techniques. You'll learn to: • Stencil simple designs using multiple colors of enamel • Incorporate foil and glass beads and threads into your designs • Layer enamel on stamped metal for added dimension • Use metal screen as a canvas on which to create an enameled pattern • Create intricate designs with the classic techniques of cloisonne and champleve Clear photographs and detailed step-by-step instructions will have you creating stunning designs using exciting techniques in no time.
Take the next steps in painting with fire! This follow-up to the award-winning Torch-Fired Enamel and combines the beauty (and ease!) of torch-firing enamel with creative and and metalsmithing techniques. Following a thorough review of the basics of torch-firing and all-new information on building and layering colour, you'll make: stunning necklaces, like the Bandaged Heart, featuring a copper and mesh heart, soldered and adorned with liquid enamel fun and funky earrings, like the harlequin decaled I'm Distressed earrings and cool bracelets, like the Up-Cycled Daisy, which features transparent brass enameling, recycled components, and much, much more! Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel and includes: 50+ techniques for enameling, metalsmithing, beading and wireworking 17 step-by-step projects, including necklaces, earrings and bracelets 15+ new colour ""recipes,"" plus advice for layering enamels, and a contributor gallery highlighting the possibilities for working with specific colour concepts Let Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel and ignite your passion for and !|This follow-up to the award-winning Torch-Fired Enamel and combines the beauty (and ease!) of torch-firing enamel with creative and and metalsmithing techniques.
This book will appeal to artisans of all levels. A thorough introductory section helps readers prepare their workspace with information on tools, materials, and basic techniques for metal clay and enameling. Jewelry projects include earrings, pendants, pins, beads, and a ring. Easy-to-follow instructions are illustrated with clear, detailed photographs.
Metal clay artisans who love a challenge will love this book. Master instructor Carol A. Babineau presents 24 original projects that reach far beyond the expected to expand your technical abilities and imagination. Integrate sterling silver, ceramics, and enamel; use armatures, molds, tube rivets, and cold connections to make earrings, bracelets, pendants, pins, toggles, and more.
My thesis explores the topic of creating dimensional enamel forms through the use of experimental enameling techniques. While the pieces are based on the foundation of basic enameling, I pushed the material's limits to make the enamel come off the surface of the metal. These techniques allow me to create a visual energy on the surface of the copper with glass. I placed the enamels in sterling silver settings to make each one a wearable piece of jewelry. The jewelry pieces make up three series of work: Potential Energy, Contained Energy, and Free Radical.