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Torch Fired Enameled Jewelry

  • 07/18/2024
  • 07/25/2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 07/18/2024, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • 07/25/2024, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • The MINT, 112 Quality Ln
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Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry

This class consists of two 3hr classes

July 18 – session one 5:00 – 8:00 pm

July 25 – session two 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Session One (July 18 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm)

This popular workshop includes cutting base copper shapes, prepping copper for enamel, applying enamel, and using a torch to fuse enamel to copper pieces. Participants will complete at least one project using opaque enamel and one project using transparent enamel.

Students will learn:

 Safely using enamel products and torches

 Annealing, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal

 Understanding transparent and opaque enamels

 The importance of counter enameling

Session Two (July 25 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm)

Participants will finish any work left from session one and start work on more complex designs. You will decide enamel colors, choose a design element and/or embellishments, and fire pieces at the torch station. Projects will then be completed by adding complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching ear hooks and/or jump rings.

Students will learn:

 Safely using enamel products and torches

 Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal

 Choosing enamel colors, designs, stencils, embellishments, and using crackle enamels.

 Simple wire wraps and attaching jump rings

 Using small hand tools – pliers, loop making, cutters

Participants should be comfortable with the idea of holding and firing a mapp gas torch. Long hair should be pulled back and no loose clothing. Gloves and face masks are not mandatory, but feel free to wear them!


*** To participate in Session Two, students MUST have already taken the first 3-hour session of this class *** 

Instructor: Christie Harris

the $20 material fee is included in the price for this course.

Members: $95

Not Yet Members: $110

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