Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry A Workshop in Painting with Fire by Barbara Lewis

By Barbara Lewis

Torch-Fired the teeth jewellery combines beading and wire-working ideas with the serious great thing about torch-fired enameled beads. steel turns into your canvas as you examine the fundamentals of enameling with a torch, then dive into 22 beautiful items, starting from quirky “cattywampus” rings to airy pendants to gentle multi-stranded necklaces. learn how effortless it truly is to create designated and colourful tooth items during this leading edge, accomplished advisor to the realm of torch-fired enameling.
Inside you’ll find
· A hands-on, in-depth method of enameling beads, pendants and different steel findings utilizing a torch rather than a kiln.
· an intensive enameling workshop, with details on apparatus, fabrics and security considerations.
· assistance and tips for making actually targeted items methods to modulate colour, create burnt edges and control the gas/oxygen ratio to accomplish colour flashes and smoky hazes.
· jewellery and metal-working suggestions, from wire-wrapping to etching copper sheet, that create an ideal backdrop for your beautiful tooth creations.
Light the torch, assemble your enamels and begin portray with hearth in Torch-Fired tooth jewellery.

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Forceful hammering thickens the "locked-up" steel, driving it into whatever space within the cone is still not filled. It calls for keen, instant judgment as to how you must redirect the hammer, blow by blow, to avoid too much sideways bending of the rod end. Illustration 5 shows the end result of the symmetrically upset rodhead. It is now ready for heading with the heading plate (see illustration 6). Caution: Read carefully how to prevent eccentric wandering of the head during this operation as described in Chapter 4, page 29.

Fireplace poket"s from 12. A Fireplace Poker The stock used for this lightweight poker comes from a leafspring of a car. Such a poker can be used easily by those who find many fireplace tools too heavy and unwieldy. Made from this tough steel, it is strong enough to move and pry heavy logs in the fire. The tempered and knife-edged lip is useful for scaling charred wood off burning logs. Start by making the hole for hanging the poker. With a section of leafspring cut by a welder and held with the hold-fast tool, drive a tapered hot punch through the hot end of the steel, enlarging the hole as much as the taper allows.

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