Torch-Fired Enameled Earrings

Torch-Fired Enameled Earrings – $100.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 10am-3pm

Instructor: Dawn Lombard
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Enameling/Design
Skills and techniques taught: Basic sifted enameling and the techniques of stenciling and stamping for surface design.

Description: Explore the spontaneity of torch fired enameling. This is a beginner level class in which students will learn the art of fusing powdered glass to metal using a torch. Each student will learn the preparation of metal, applying of enamel, firing and proper safety. In addition to enameling, the class will teach you how to use a center punch, pliers, and Whitney Roper punch. Using simple yet sophisticated surface design techniques, we will spend the day making multiple pairs of earrings that you can take home with you that very day.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: 6 pairs of copper earrings blanks, 6 pairs of stainless steel ear wires and multiple stainless steel jump rings and 2 stencils to keep.

Skills Required: No fear of a torch.

Instructor Will Bring: Torches, tripods, trivets, enamels, stencils, propane gas cylinders, sifters, magazines, Whitney Roper punch, center punch, pliers, ink pads, stamps and tweezers.

Materials You are Required to Bring: Your favorite pliers if you have them.

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Mason Stains & Enameling

Mason Stains & Enameling – $100.00

Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 10am-3pm

Instructor: Dawn Lombard
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Enameling/Metalwork/Design
Skills and techniques taught: Basic sifted enameling, etching and the technique of applying Mason Stain for surface design.

Description: It’s always fun to expand your enameling skills. In this class you will learn how to incorporate Mason Stains with your enamel work and take it to a whole new level. Mason Stains are NOT enamel – they are unleaded pigment that contain no glass. Together we will enamel a copper disc and etch it to create a ‘tooth.’ From there we will draw a design and paint on the stains and seal the stain once cooled. You will then learn how to create a tab setting for your new pendant masterpiece.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: 3 copper disc blanks, 3 patterned German silver discs, jump rings, (3) 17″ (plus 2″ extender) necklaces,
and a plastic container with samples of mason stains.

Skills Required: No fear of a torch.

Instructor Will Bring: Torches, tripods, trivets, enamels, stencils, propane gas cylinders, sifters, magazines, Whitney Roper punch,
center punch, pliers, pencils, pencil sharpener, Mason Stains, lacquer, shears, files, basic paint brushes, etch-all,
and tweezers.

Materials You are Required to Bring: For precision work, please bring a fine point paint brush.

 

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About Dawn Lombard