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Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry

A Workshop in Painting with Fire

By Barbara Lewis

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Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 August 2011
Ignite your passion for jewelry 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. Light the torch, gather your enamels and start painting with fire in Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry. look. make. meet.

About the Author

Barbara Lewis has over 15 years produced functional and decorative ceramic pieces from her home pottery studio for exhibition and for sale in juried galleries in the Washington, D.C. area. She has taught torch-fired workshops and has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry and Stringing Magazine.

EAN: 9781440308864
ISBN: 1440308861
Publisher: Northlight
Dimensions: 27.43 x 20.83 x 1.02 centimetres (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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