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Building up Cloisonne' 2 Replies

In trying to keep colors from darkening during multi firings in a cloisonne', would putting very light opaques as first, second colors, to build up the cells of the cloisonne', and then putting down  bright transparent colors be the best way to do…Continue

Started by Mary Rose. Last reply by Mary Rose Dec 9.

JoolTool info 6 Replies

I'm looking at purchasing a JoolTool to help with my champleve and cloisonne grinding and finishing. I'm a hobbiest and recently had shoulder surgery. I mostly work on fine silver and some sterling. Stoning by hand is no longer an option and using…Continue

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Started by Denise Rieth. Last reply by Jean Van Brederode Nov 26.

MA Studies 1 Reply

I have just begun a very intense one year MA Fine Art course at Norwich University of the Arts, England. My focus will be on painting but the connection between enamel and oil paint in terms of create process and design are one and the same for…Continue

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can I use a diamond burr to clean my trivets? 2 Replies

am I having a dunce moment?

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Selling all my enamels and enameling equipment -- price now $600 3 Replies

This is probably of interest only to those in the northeastern United States. I am selling everything I own related to enameling, and I would very much like to find a good home for it.  For details, please see …Continue

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Enamelling on 18K white gold 13 Replies

What type of 18K white gold is better for enameling, with palladium or platina? And any advice about using reds,oranges?Thank youR.Continue

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Favorite supplier 3 Replies

As someone new to enameling, I am wondering who your favorite supplier is and why......I need to order some basics plus more colors. I am afraid I will always be lured into buying more colors! Thanks!Continue

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Started by Beth deVitry. Last reply by Beth deVitry Oct 5.

Enamelling On Stainless Steel 4 Replies

Dear all, could anyone kindly advise me if it is possible to enamel on high grade stainless steel (316L)? From what I understand it may be possible with high expansion enamels, but I do not who produces these or where to source them? Does anyone…Continue

Started by Vincent. Last reply by Charles Winkel Oct 2.

Edges of copper after enameling 12 Replies

Hello Everyone --Does anyone have success cleaning the edges of copper after enameling pendants, etc.?Any special files or abrasives to use?Thank you,Mary RoseContinue

Started by Mary Rose. Last reply by Mary Rose Sep 28.

Can you tumble polish Cloisonne? 7 Replies

I read somewhere before where an artist said you could tumble polish cloisonné jewelry but I've not found any information on that to confirm that this is a safe practice.  Has anyone here had any experience with this?  Do you recommend it, recommend…Continue

Started by Delia Stone. Last reply by Jeanie Pratt Sep 21.

 

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING - Ricky Frank Enamels

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RICKY FRANK WORKSHOP SCHEDULE - 2015

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ENAMEL LIQUIDATION SALE - San Diego, Ca./Craigs List

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Silver Prices are LOW!!

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GEMSTONES: BEAUTY IN THE EYE OF A RIO GEMOLOGIST

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ON THE TRIVET.... insights and information

GLASS ON METAL MAGAZINE presents two of our Members:

Gabor Forgo (Switzerland) Cover photo- Cloisonné Clock  

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Diana Wieler

                    CLOISONNÉ ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE PIECES

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A GIFT FROM "METALWERX" TO ALL OF YOU! "Tricks of the Trade"

A compilation of Metalworking advice from their Experts!

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FROM AMERICA WTH LOVE FOR THE GAME OF BASEBALL!

BABE RUTH

                                    ENAMELED PEN

                                      

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."   Honorable words from a man who not only never gave up, he went above and beyond to succeed like no other sports figure in the history of baseball. George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as "Babe", had such a talent for the game that his teammate Joe Dugan once said, "To understand him you had to understand this: he wasn't human." Babe Ruth went on to become a legend of the game, playing seven seasons with the Boston Red Sox and fifteen with the New York Yankees. He created such a fan craze in New York that the new Yankee Stadium was appropriately called "the house that Ruth built". Babe became known not only for the powerful accuracy of his swing and his incredible home runs, but also his overall talent for the game and his versatility as an all-around player. Bill Dickey, a former teammate, once said, "He hits the ball harder and further than any man I ever saw." Babe Ruth wasn't just a ball player, he was an international star, a worldwide celebrity, the likes of which baseball has never seen since.

Krone commemorates the legacy of this amazing athlete with the Limited Edition Babe Ruth fountain pen. The scene on the carefully hand-enameled vintage barrel shows Babe Ruth, engraved in sterling silver, in the familiar, monumental pose immediately following one of his home runs. He stands on a delicately hand-painted field with the cheering fans of Yankee Stadium in the background. The surrounding casing is antique white celluloid with the classic navy pinstripes of the Yankees uniform. Engraved in the sterling silver band is the famous signature he signed on the baseballs of so many children.

 

R_BABE-RUTHA portion of Babe Ruth’s actual game-used bat is carefully mounted at the top of the sterling clip. The pen is presented in an authentic Yankee pinstriped flannel case with the familiar number “3″, symbolizing Babe Ruth’s legacy as a New York Yankee, and his love for the game that made him a star.

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RITU SANGAL

India

I was born in 1958, in Calcutta, India, where my father was posted in the Army. I started my formal schooling in Srinagar. Growing up in army cantonments my life was continuously changing.  Every two years, we moved to another city and I went to a different school, leaving friends behind and  once again meeting new.   My neighbors from all over India became my extended family and I grew up in an environment of love and security.

My Mother is very artistic and my earliest memories are of the army officers’ wives and daughters  learning embroidery, knitting, painting and lace making from her in our sitting room, both in times of peace and war. We often lived in remote areas so that obtaining art material was difficult. She taught me how to model with wheat flour dough while she cooked.   Through her, I was introduced to various arts and crafts of India at an early age such as, paper maché, pottery, doll making, flower making, needlework and Tanjore painting. Living and sharing with people from all over India as well as our colorful weddings and festivals offered me a wide scope to practice many art mediums .

 

As my love for art and craft grew , I enrolled for 3 years in a school for Textile design.  This is a partition screen made by me as part of my Textile Designing project in college. The design is based on Jain Mythology and is made from jute cloth which I wove on a loom. The embroidery is done with jute that I dyed in required colors. There is also screen printing on this panel. The back of the screen has batik cracks on the background and the rest of the design is screen printed.

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Tanjore Painting - 24 x 24.5

"Surya the Sun God on his seven horses represented by the colors of the rainbow."

  When my father retired from the Army and settled in Allahabad, India, I continued to paint, teach and exhibit, while pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Allahabad. During this time I exhibited and sold my hand painted, block and screen printed,  batik and tie-dyed saris and textiles. By this time, I was adept at mixing media and creating my own designs.

In 1984, I got married and moved to Delhi. I taught textile design for a year in a Polytechnic. Living in a joint family, and with the arrival of my son, I started teaching art at home . With support from my husband, I converted our garage into my studio and started imparting all the skills I had picked up to a varied age group. I continue to teach from my studio to students from age 4 to 80 plus. Every year in the month of April my students exhibit their works in a gallery.

China Painting - 16 x 24" Theme: Nature

Once my daughter reached middle school, I went back to exhibiting. She also picked up her skills from observing me teach and assist in the studio. My skills in sketching, rendering and water colors enabled me to master most mediums quickly.  My mediums are Oils, Acrylics, Tanjore, China Painting and Enamel. Tanjore paintings are iconic paintings, with semi-precious stones and pure gold leaf, used for worship. Today, they are used as decorative paintings.  The subject matter of this art is religious, but I also use the Tanjore language to create my own contemporary compositions.  Over the years I have taught and created innumerable paintings . I help my students to create something different depending on their need. I do have over 50 paintings of my own in my collection today. This art is from Southern India and I started teaching it in Delhi 25 years ago when few heard of it.

16 years ago, I developed secondary asthma and my health took a beating. A few years later I was diagnosed with Neurocysticercosis and put on heavy medication. It was my art which pulled me through. 

At that time, I took a short workshop in China painting and a few enameling workshops with Veenu Shah. I instantly fell in love with this wonderful medium. I set up a kiln and acquired the tools required and literally let myself loose. For me, enameling was instant gratification as a tanjore painting has to be meticulously planned and takes many months to execute. Around this time, I started doing yoga to get my body and mind in balance and this reflects in my work.

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22 " diameter - Mixed Enamel, Tanjore & Acrylic

Theme: Yoga, the opening of the imaginary chakra through breathing control.

Over the years, I enrolled  in 2 to 3 day workshops with Dorthy Cockrell, Elisabeth Turrell, Marian Slepian and Amal Ganguly. Kana Ram Lomror has also been a mentor to me.

I received a number of awards during my student days including the “Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani Award - 2003”  for outstanding services, achievements, and contributions (national integrations through paintings) and the  “Delhi State Merit Award for Tanjore in 2007”.

Having 12 solo and 18 group shows to my credit, my paintings are a part of private and corporate collections, with one in the President House of India.

I have conducted innumerable workshops in various institutions and contributed study modules for Distance Mode Art Education. I teach online to graduate and post graduate students a “Ruchi’s Institute of Creative Arts, Polytechnic, Allahabad”. The institute is in the process of publishing a book on designs drawn by me and my daughter, Smriti, as a reference for students. I am also writing a book on “Colour Theory and Folk Arts of India” for students.

  Lord Ganesh - 12 x 24" - Tanjore & China Painting - Glazed paints     on ceramic tiles. 

        

My daughter, Smriti Sangal,  is also an artist  with a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Arts, London. With her help, I have recently started an art blog,
“culturechauraha.wordpress.com”. 

Painting, creating and teaching has kept me rooted. The marriage of glass on metal and the blessings of the Fire God is a love affair which shows no signs of abating. 

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heir·loom
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noun
plural noun: heirlooms
  1. a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations.

     

A PAIR OF FABERGE GOLD AND GUILLOCHE ENAMEL CUFFLINKS, 1908-1917, a laurel wreath border envelops translucent blue enamel over a wavy sunburst guilloche ground, a red cabochon decorates the center, 2.5 cm. (1 in.) overall, maker's mark of Faberge workmaster Henrik Wigstrom, St. Petersburg town mark, 56 standard

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                                 Art Deco 1925 - French Cufflinks

18 ct yellow gold - French Assay marks

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           The Riker Bros.

 
Newark, New Jersey

The Riker Brothers jewelry firm was most notable as one of the few American companies to create plique-à-jour enamel jewelry, which included beautiful Art Nouveau styles, Japanesque water birds, and Renaissance style pendants and brooches.

Early on they manufactured Masonic and religious goods, gold fob chains and charms. In the 1870’s they added onyx and cameo lockets and rings to their line and eventually expanded to include high quality jewelry in platinum and gold. In 1916 at the Newark Industrial Exposition the pieces exhibited by Riker Brothers included platinum jewelry with diamonds, pearls and colored gemstones.

The history of Newark, New Jersey as the center of jewelry production in America began in 1801. At that time, American-made luxury goods were looked down upon. This new industry in Newark, which emphasized quality and honesty, went a long way to build up the desirability of made-in-America gold and silver items.

William Riker was born the son of Dutch immigrants in Montclair, New Jersey in 1822. At the age of 15, as was the custom of that time, William began an apprenticeship with Taylor & Baldwin where many prominent jewelers were trained. He continued his studies in New York City with Downing & Hoyt. In 1846 Riker partnered with George H. Tay, opening a shop in Newark on Quarry Street under the name Riker & Tay. The firm’s rapid growth resulted in a need for additional space and equipment. The solution was a buy-out of Bliss & Dwight at 379 Broad Street lock, stock and barrel with relocation to their facility after only a year.

Griffin Brooch Set with Seed Pearls. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.

Feeling the lure of the California gold rush, Tay left the company in 1849 to lead the life of a gold prospector. A new partnership was formed with Horace Goble, renaming the firm Riker & Goble. In 1859 the company once again relocated, this time to Green Street where it remained until Goble’s retirement in 1864. The business continued, using William Riker’s name, until his three sons were old enough to join the firm thus creating Riker & Sons. In 1870 the nomadic firm once more changed locations, this time to a schoolhouse at 42 Court Street.

Over the years, William Riker became known for several patents involving mechanical processes in the surface ornamentation of jewelry. In addition, William held a patent on a sash fastener. In 1892 William withdrew from the firm along with one of his sons. The two remaining sons changed the name of the company to Riker Brothers, closed their New York selling office and moved to 42-46 Hill Street. William Riker died in 1898 and the company continued under William Jr.'s leadership. Joseph Riker, William’s other son, left the firm and became president of the Newark Manufacturing Jewelers’ Association and president of the Merchants National Bank. The offices remained on Court Street until 1926 when they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where they remained until the 1940’s.

Riker Bros Jewelry Maker's Mark

Riker Bros.

Riker Bros.
USA
Newark NJ
e.1846

Specialties

Founders:
Riker & Tay
Riker Bros.
e.1846

  • Patented processes for surface ornamentation of jewelry and an improved sash fastener.
  • Manufactured gold fobchains and fobs.
  • Early manufacturer of Masonic jewelry.
  • Worked in plique-à-jour enamel.

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Call For Artists

Call for Entries: California Now – Clay, Glass & Enamel Juried Exhibition

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Join FSG now and your receive 3 months of membership free!   

Take Advantage of Fabulous Benefits
You will receive a full year of spectacular benefits, including priority registration, a discount of 25% or more on classes and workshops.  Our newsletters, as well as back issues, are always available on-line.  Display opportunities, scholarships and member-only emails are just part of the fun.

Receive Member- Only Emails - 
Artists Opportunities emails are sent monthly with listing of competitions, shows, internships, and galleries looking for new work.  5 members this past year let me know that they had placed in competitions that they had learned of through these FSG member only emails.  This is for Members Only, so don’t miss out!  You will receive these through the end of 2015.  Here is a sample:

 

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Artist Opportunities from FSG ~ 

The Northeast Chapter would love to see everybody at Winter Workshop ... but the truth is, we only have a few spaces left.  Don't miss out - check our website for information and a downloadable an application at www.fsgne.com 

Cloisonne Enamel with Linda Darty,

Stoned & Cuffed (hydraulic press) with Joanne Hernandez,

Woven Metal with Jeanie Pratt (Grains of Glass current Featured Artist),

Pewter Fabrication with Lisa Slovis Mandel,

Line + Link (forging design + creative chain links) with Paulette Werger.

Questions? Email us awinterworkshop@fsgne.com

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International Symposium

IN COLLABORATION WITH

“Venetian” enamels on copper from the Italian Renaissance. Artistic geography, collecting, technology

16th-18th October 2014
Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini 

Dear colleagues and friends,

- Some of you may have already received this information, excuse us if this is the case -

Please see below a message from our colleague Françoise Barbe from the Louvre.

You will find all information about the meeting on Renaissance venetian enamels organised  in Venice next October.

It is not so often such an event takes place and we hope it will be successful. Thank you to the organisers!
Agnès Gall-Ortlik
Leader of the ENAMEL network
ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics WG assistant coordinator

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De : Barbe Francoise 


Mesdames, messieurs, chers collègues,
Dear Sir or Madam, dear colleagues,
 
Je suis heureuse vous annoncer que le colloque « Les cuivres émaillés dits vénitiens de la Renaissance italienne. Géographie artistique, collectionnisme, technologie » - organisé par l’Institut d’Histoire de l’Art de la Fondation Giorgio Cini, en collaboration avec le musée du Louvre et le Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France à Paris -, aura lieu les 16, 17 et 18 octobre 2014 à Venise.
 
Je vous prie de trouver ci-joints le programme et le communiqué de presse.
 
The study research on Renaissance Venetian enamels has gone well thanks to your help regarding the pieces conserved in your collection. We are very grateful to all the persons and institutions that helped us.
 
I am delighted to tell you that the symposium “Venetian enamels on copper from the Italian Renaissance. Artistic geography, collecting, technology“- organized by the Istituto di Storia dell’Arte della Fondazione Giorgio Cini, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre and the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France in Paris -, will take place on 16-17-18 October 2014 in Venice.
Please find attached the programme and the press information.
 
Bien à vous,
Best regards,
 
Françoise Barbe
Conservateur en chef
Département des Objets d'art
Musée du Louvre
101 rue de Rivoli
75058 Paris cedex 01
Tél. : 00 33 (0) 1 40 20 50 34

FREE ADMISSION

Symposium%20Press%20Release.pdf

Programme%20colloque%20cuivres%20%C3%A9maill%C3%A9s%20v%C3%A9nitiens%20Venise%202014.pdf

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sent in from:

Meghan Salgaonkar, India  

Kecskemét, Hungary

The 40th International Symposium of Enamel Art 2014

23.06.2014 – 20.07.2014

Enamel%20Symposium2014%20Kecsekemet%20Hungary.pdf

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      ART JEWELRY MAGAZINE

FROM THE EDITOR: CALL FOR ENTRIES

We're looking for a few great jewelry pieces!

The Art Jewelry staff is hard at work getting three galleries of work together for our next additions to the Art Jewelry Techniques app -- we want to show beginner jewelry makers what results are possible with masterful and creative application of some basic jewelry-making skills. Right now, we're looking at work that highlights the following techniques:

  • Texturing (This can be anything from hammered texture to scribed texture, to roll-printing. As long as your metal surface is rich and dimensional!)

  • Dapping and Swaging

  • Sawing and Piercing

Obviously, these are huge fields -- so there's lots of room for artists who experiment with new ways to produce the results they desire. We're going to narrow the field down to nine select jewelry pieces for each gallery.

Submit your work: Three categories, three editors!

Submit your Texturing images to Annie Pennington

Submit your Dapping/Swaging images to Theresa Abelew

Submit your Sawing/Piercing images to Hazel Wheaton

Hazel Wheaton
Editor, Art Jewelry

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FOR THOSE OF YOU unfamiliar with this technique of Enamel Art

 

PLEASE allow me to re-introduce Master Artist

MAURICETTE PINOTEAU

LIMOGES, FRANCE 

 

 

 

 

Mauricette Pinoteau is an enamelist living in Limoges. She specializes in  relief  technique, she learned this technique at the very famous " Atelier Camille Fauré "in Limoges ,during the 70's .
Mauricette is one of the only two living enamelists  that  studied  with  the  Masters  the secret  of  the  relief  technique.
Today she masters this almost magical style of enameling wich seems to defy the logic of enamelling.
She works and sells her work in her own gallery in the same town of Limoges.

 

Mauricette has provided us with a file to watch how this technique is done. 

PLATINUM.pdf  

Also,  go to Notebook 1, "Fauré Techniques" to read all about Camille Fauré and his studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check the Workshop Center tab for links to the schedules of more artist workshops in your area….

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     ANNE HAVEL

December 6-7

Some Like it Hot:

Torch-fired Enamels

Guilded Lynx

458 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877

T: 203.431.2400 http://www.guildedlynx.com

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DEBBIE SHEEZEL

Australia

March 21, 22,23, 2015

Cloisonné Workshops

email:

debbie@debbiesheezel.com.au

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2015

January 11- 16

Florida

   18th Annual
  Winter Workshop
       January 11 - 16, 2015
               featuring
Linda Darty - Cloisonne Enamel
Joanne Hernandez - Hydraulic Press
Jeanie Pratt - Woven Metal
Lisa Slovis Mandel - Pewter Fabrication
Paulette Werger - Line + Link
                                                                                               www.fsgne.com 
Winter Workshop Team:
Sid Sharples    Chris Carlson    Terry England
Florida Society of Goldsmiths Northeast Chapter

 

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CALL FOR ENTRY!

 

 

A Quest for the Best

The 33rd Annual Smithsonian Craft Show 2015
April 22, 2015 to April 26, 2015
National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW, Washington DC

 http://smithsoniancraftshow.org/apply/

TIME OUT......


Places to go-People to see!

 

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ENAMELIST SOCIETY CONFERENCE

2015

 

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GEM & LAPIDARY WHOLESALER SHOW
Watauga Festival Center
426 Watauga Rd.
Franklin, NC
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GALLERIES
  
 
The Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ www.newarkmuseum.org
A permanent exhibition of masterworks from the museums's extensive jewelry holdings dating back from the early 1700's to 2011.
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LET'S SHOP!

 

Liza Nechamkin -

hand spun copper and fine silver bowls - hand made chasing tools.

http://www.nechamkin.com

THOMPSON ENAMELS

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     CHRIS HIERHOLZER

TORCH FIRING DVD

A dvd using a rare and beautifull technique that chris hierholzer has developed using sgrafitto with fine gold foil using a torch to fire instead of a kiln. the enamel is wet packed. it has lots of intructional and easy to read text and limited audio with optional torch set ups at the end.

 Torch firing is a perfect way to fire enamels for those with limited space and can't afford the high cost of a kiln.

click on: Ganoksin

http://www.ganoksin.com/listing/Item/torch_fired_enamel_dvd

or order through:

 coral shaffer
enamelwork supply co.
1 800 596 3257
1 206 525 9271

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 ENAMELS

www.e-namels.com

Thompson's Vintage

Milton Bridge

Shauer

Mention Grains of Glass when ordering-

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Pam East's Enameling on Silver Clay DVD

http://www.metalclaysupply.com/Pam-East-s-Enameling-on-Silver-Clay-2-DVD-Set-p/55708.htm

OF INTEREST-

Hauser & Miller Inc.

Hauser and MillerBi-metal Sheet and Discs

 

A layer of 18k gold alloy with a rich yellow color or 22k gold alloy with a bright yellow color is bonded with sterling silver to form two distinct surfaces. The 18k gold layer is similar to that of most gold-filled products, while the 22k is two to three times thicker than gold-filled, giving it more workability. Surface treatments, such as engraving, scraping, folding, and twisting, can be used to accent the two surfaces.

 

Contact us: Hauser & Miller, 1-800-462-7447,support@hauserandmiller.comhauserandmiller.com.


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www.beaducation.com

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DVD by Jim Lawson

Lapidary Journal


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