Sgraffito torch fired enamel:
“Sgraffito” Italian for “scratch through”, is exactly that, scratching a design trough a dry sifted coat of enamel, to reveal the previously fired color under it. This enameling method lets you “draw” any pattern with a pointed tool on the surface of your piece.
When the piece is fired a second time melting the dry sifted enamel, the pattern is revealed.
Tab setting is one of the easiest ways to secure a focal piece to a backing, there is no solder or heat involved, so its considered a “cold connection “ .
Tabs are prongs cut from the baking piece and then bent over to hold the enamel cabochon in place.
Included in the step-by step instruction you will find how to silver-plate your back plate for a different finish.
Master torch firing and tab setting wile fabricating a beautiful one-of-a-kind pendant with a tab-set Sgrafitto Torch Fired Cabochon and Dangle.
This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 12 pages, 40 photos and life size template of all the components.
For intermediate skill students (torch use experience recommended)