Monday, January 7, 2013

Torch fired

Last week I tried out some of the techniques described in Barbara Lewis' book torch-fired enamel jewelry. I had a rocky start because did not pay close enough attention to what she said about the type of gas and torch to use.

While I like the funky, somewhat, unpredictable results of the technique; which consists of dipping or rolling hot steel findings in enamel...I found the process tedious and lacking creative challenge. Once I fired a bunch of the store bought components and some home made head pins, I found assembly to be an equally unrewarding task in which you almost can't go wrong.

For me, the fun part was in the final product. Here is what I made...

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