Enameling is magical. When working with transparent enamel colors, the jeweler is working with light rather than color. Learn to create stunning designs with enameling.
Students will explore the timeless process of painting enamels. Starting with an opaque white background sifted on copper, students will add line drawings with graphite pencils. They can also transfer images to the etched white prepared surface.
Painting enamels are then added in delicate opaque patterns and designs. Turning copper into a domed shape plus annealing and cleaning metal surfaces will also be covered.
The teacher will demonstrate sifting enamels and proper firing techniques. Finally, students will finish the jewelry piece and make a basic sterling silver setting.
Experimental enameling will add to the excitement. Enameling is magical. When working with transparent enamel colors the jeweler is working with light rather than color. Foldformed copper jewelry shapes will be sifted with transparent enamel colors.
Copper is included in cost of workshop to make one project. The additional $55 materials fee you need to pay for includes silver and precious metal foils.