Come and learn some enameling basics, and take home your very own pair of torch-fired earrings with fine silver wires!
Play with fire and color! Learn the art of enameling, the process of binding powdered glass to a metal surface. First, you will choose the color, shape, and size of your earrings, making them a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art suited to your style. In this class, you will learn basic enameling skills. You will learn how to properly clean your copper and prepare it for the enameling process. You will also learn how to sift powdered glass onto copper. Then with repeated firings you will heat and melt the powdered glass by the use of a Mapp gas torch. Then complete your design by the use of embellishments such as milleflori (Italian for "thousand flowers")wafers, enameled threads and stencils.
Participants should wear closed toe shoes, natural fiber clothing and have their hair tied back.