Polka Dot Enameling with Debora Mauser

Polka Dot Enameling

Instructor: 
Duration: 
64 minutes

Join enamel artist, Debora Mauser, and learn the tips and tricks to create a unique articulated necklace using “immersion” enameling that you will love to wear.

Start with a canister torch and torch head and you’ll be on your way to discovering the colorful world of enameling.

Debora will cover all the basics from safety musts to layering and torching. Learn the how-to’s to achieve a variety of colorful effects using rich opaque enamels.

Then watch step-by- step how to create and assemble an “articulated” necklace to show off your enameled dots of color and shape.

Learn Debora’s tricks and tips for creating rich vibrant colors plus ways to prevent cracking. If you have ever wanted to learn the exciting skill of torch enameling you will love this class.

PLUS supply kits are available HERE for purchase. Everything you need to get started

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

No experience necessary and NO KILN needed.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • annealing
  • dapping
  • wire wrapping
  • doming
  • disc cutting
  • immersion enameling
  • enameling head pins
  • forming wire clasp
  • making paddles
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • 24 gauge copper metal 6 x 6 or 24 gauge copper metal discs
  • 20 gauge copper wire, 8 ft for coiling
  • 22 gauge copper wire 3 ft
  • 14 gauge copper wire 36 inches
  • 12 gauge wire 8 inches
  • Copper chain 12 inches
  • One copper jump ring
  • 80 mesh unleaded enamel
  • 6/20 frit unleaded enamel
  • Liver of sulfur
  • 0000 steel wool

TOOLS

METAL TOOLS:

  • Disc cutter
  • Brass hammer
  • Urethane pad
  • lubricant
  • Hole punch
  • Dapping block and punches
  • Sharpie

ENAMELING TOOLS:

  • Hot Head torch and map gas
  • Fire proof mat
  • Mandrels
  • Matches
  • L bracket
  • Hose clamp
  • mandrel rest/bread pan/vermiculite
  • Quench cup/water
  • Screwdriver
  • Old pliers

WIRE TOOLS:

  • Coiling tool (optional)
  • Wire cutters
  • Flat file
  • Round nose plier
  • Chasing hammer
  • Bench block
  • Ruler
  • Hole punch
Bonus: 

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class to watch over and over again, plus a PDF with notes and online resources.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.