Barbara Lewis

Torch-Fired Enameling: Luscious Color & Design

with Barbara Lewis

Bring vibrant custom pieces to life as expert Barbara Lewis shows you how to make enamel jewelry! Set yourself up for success with a lesson on torch control and delve into mixing pigments to achieve exactly the colors you want. Next, discover how to use enamel threads and sgraffito to create textural, dimensional effects that will complement any design. Want to create wearable art? Use acrylic enamels for a painterly effect and follow along with Barbara to incorporate imagery with decals. Work with ferric chloride to achieve eye-catching etchings before combining stencils and overglaze enamel to quickly create a layered effect. Then, start working with fully dimensional pieces! Create distinctive designs as you try out must-have methods for pleating, creasing and sculpting copper mesh. Finally, incorporate fine and sterling silver into your work and find out how to use shimmering gold leaf to punch up any piece.

  • 6 Sessions
  • 1h 58m
Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis is the founder of the Painting With Fire metalworking studio. She has authored two books: Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: A Workshop in Painting With Fire, which was named Amazon’s "Best Craft Book of 2011," and Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: the Next Steps in Painting With Fire. Barbara has also contributed to numerous jewelry-making books and publications. You can learn more about Barbara on her website, www.paintingwithfirestudio.com, and her blog: paintingwithfireartwear.blogspot.com.

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Torch-Fired Enameling: Luscious Color & Design
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