Just A Splash of Color – $70
Friday, April 1, 2022 | 1pm-4pm
Instructor: Gail Willis
Level: All Levels.
Skills and techniques taught: Learn how to use enamels, how to use the temperature of a kiln, how to mix colors with water color enamels and china powder
Make a beautiful necklace with enamel on copper. It is unpredictable how the colors may flow, making your jewelry a piece of art. We will use beautiful watercolor/china powder and make your design your very own original design. Watercolor is a medium that uses ground glass in a wax, allowing the enamel to mix. China powder is minerals used mixed with a special medium to allow it to flow and use straight from the mineral, or mix to change the tint or color of your application. So much fun work with both mediums.
You can wear your design home and it can accessorize your favorite outfit. This will be a fun and relaxing class.
You WILL complete this project in class.
Kit: $45.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Copper piece for the backing of the piece, chain to finish the necklace, 4 Jump rings to attach chain to copper backing and clasp, and clasp for closing the chain. Use of watercolors and china powder for the piece during class. Ideas for design, instructions for the class and the temperature for the kiln. Everything needed to have a completed piece to wear home. Masks will be provided for the powders students will use when sifting the powders to protect from breathing in the dust. All tools and materials needed will be provided to share in class, like kiln, firing fork, trivets, rack, sifters and pliers.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
For student safety, it is suggested to wear short sleeve, preferably cotton tee shirt. Avoid loose and flowing clothes. Tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes like tennis shoes.