Corrugation is a metalworking technique that lets you pleat a metal sheet. These pleated sheet can be used in many jewelry making projects as they are lightweight but strong.
Torch fired enamels are a good alternative to try enameling without making the big investment of buying a kiln.
You will need a gas burning torch, a steel tripod & mesh, a couple of metal trivets and of course copper enamels!
If buying enamels for the first time get a sample pack of opaques, they will be easier to use than transparents (you can try those later).
Learn a new set of skills. Combine the amazing texture of corrugation with colorful torch enameling and you will have an eye-catching pendant to wear.
This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 12 pages, 35 photos and life size template of all the components. For intermediate skill students (torch use experience recommended)
Torch firing offers a cheap and fast way of trying your hand at enameling.
There are many techniques to try out, the colors are bright and eye catching, the combinations infinite,what is not to like?
Fabricate a simple and effective sterling silver prong setting for your torch-fired enamel piece. The result will be a one-of-a-kind conversation starter.
Included you will find instruction for the Sgraffito enameling method used on the photo and how-to steps for the fabrication of the backing piece.
The fabrication of the backing will cover texturing with hammers, making and soldering prongs, cutting jump rings and patina application.
You will also learn how to make a cable neck wire for your pendant.
This tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file. It has 12 pages, 33 photos and life size template of all the components. For intermediate skill students (torch use experience recommended)
I wanted a pair of stud earrings that where small enough to have
some type of metal or beaded dangles. One of the ideas I had,
was making some small “organic” element without having to cast
from “live” plants. Experimenting to make these “twigs” was fun,
and opened a whole new set of ideas to try out. Like using the
“twigs” with foldformed copper leaves dangles. The metal leaves
could be enameled or treated with colored patinas. The twig circles
can also be used with lampwork drops, head pins with or without
threaded beads. So if you have off-mandrel drops or glass
head pins this is the project for you!
Tabs are small fingers of metal, cut into a jewelry piece that lets us attach objects that we don’t want to pierce or expose to heat. In other words, it is a “cold connection”. This project is a different take from the regular tabs.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 9 pages, 24 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! It comes with a Bonus variant. For beginner skill students.