Thursday, February 10, 2011
The basics of enameling- Step one
I am getting ready to do another day at the kiln enameling some pieces, and I thought I would document the process in photos.
I think the process is absolutely fascinating. So here we have step one. Saw the shapes out of copper, pierce where the holes go. Saw again.
Fine silver, copper and gold can all be used as the metal base for enameling.
Then comes the refining of the edges by filing and sanding.
I included a pic of my jewelers saw. Which incidentally, I am a little peeved with. After breaking about 6 blades I switched back to my old jewelers saw.
I'm not sure "The Knew Concept" is going to get another chance.....