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Kiln-Fired Enamel: Earrings or Earring Cabochons

  • B180986
  • Instructor: Sherie Gage
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Wed. June 6
  • Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm (3 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $139.00
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Description:
Make a pair of enameled earrings using enamel fired onto copper in a kiln. Enamel is glass fired onto metal, and makes a very permanent and beautiful finished surface. Transparent enamels will be used which combine nicely with copper to create warm rich colors. After enameling the copper, you will use sterling silver findings to create an elegant finished look. OR you can make cabochons that you can take home to make into earrings by combining beads at a later time. Note: This is an enameling class only and will not include how to bead around cabochons.
Students will Learn:
Learn the basic skills of kiln-enameling onto copper which includes preparing the copper, selecting colors, and firing the enamel in a kiln. You will work with transparent enamels to create a finished set.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Pencils, safety glasses, tweezers, sifter. Optional: Green kiln glasses, small spatula, trivets.
Pliers:
Flatnose standard, standard roundnose.
Materials in Kit:
Sterling silver findings, copper wire, copper earring blanks with and without holes, sandpaper, disposable mask, enamel for use in class.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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