|L-R: Judy, Julie, Missy P, Catherine, Donna, Marian and Linda|
On Sunday, April 21, it was my turn to host and I gave a mini workshop on two types of torch enameling. The day was glorious so my husband, Kirk helped me set up outside under our gazebo top.
|Catherine fluxing her penny|
The first thing we did was enamel on pre-1982 pennies. They are actually made of copper. We cleaned the pennies with Penny Bright, punched holes and fluxed the pennies, then put counter enamel on the back. Then we cleaned the front and enameled them. We ended up with some wonderful earrings or charms.
Catherine brought some sheet copper, her punch and dapper so we also made some pendants.
|Donna sifting enamel onto the front of her pennies.|
|Marion and Donna sharing an enameling table|
Marian really got into the enameling.
|Linda, Catherine and Julie|
Those that were interested in this faster, and easier way to enamel, had a try. Fun was had by all. LOL
This is my dear friend, Judy and my husband Kirk.
Judy called this photo, "the long and short of it." She has the same humor as my husband.
Judy is wearing her beautiful torch fired enamel necklace that she made at the recent Glass Show in Las Vegas in a class with Barbara Lewis.
These earrings are an example of the "painting with fire" method of enameling. The inside and outside of the metal gets enameled at the same time.
|Some comic relief from the Internet|
Have a fantastic week!