Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Learning to Enamel

After asking everyone and their dogs if they knew how to enamel, Lynn from Silver Works said she wanted to learn too and that she would talk to the Powers That Be at the Lux Gallery in Lincoln - and within a couple weeks had it all coordinated. So this weekend I had the privilege of taking a two day enameling intensive class. Deb from From the Heart Creations came out from Hastings, Lynn was there, and 6 other curious women. We learned to fire with torches and talked about using the kiln also. Above are the first exercises we did...
There were other cool things we learned, most of mine looked like vomit.

However - I really like how these two bracelet links turned out, and I do plan on making more. The piece in the middle is fused glass soldered on a piece of copper after which I patinaed the solder copper...So this morning I ordered some supplies so I can finish my bracelet and hopefully make some more jewelry.
Meanwhile - I'm workingon this mosaic mirror to hang in the Shop in Two Dog Pond. My fingers are getting cut up, but I love doing mosaics.
Visit Lynn's blog - Silver Works - to see what she made :: and go to Deb's blog - From the Heart - and see what she made in Enameling 101.


J.G. said...

Love these! Enamel looks like a lot of fun, and the mosaic is to die for.

Must say that the middle photo looks a bit like the Eye of Mordor. Or maybe it's just me.

crafty1 said...

Man you realy worked on the Mirror, you are so good and fast!
see you Thursday.

lynn bowes said...

Don't kid yourself - your class pieces are lovely and I can't wait to see how your work progresses.

:: lynn ::

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it all! Mosaics are my fav that is gorgeous!

Jill said...

You make vomit look good! I always enjoy seeing what you're working on. Can't wait to see the finished products.