More Earrings And A Bracelet

I got several pieces enameled and used them for these earrings:

And still making tiny beads except not a pair of them. Just a random set of small beads. I made this bracelet out of some of them. I didn’t realize it would look so Halloween-y.

I was hoping it would be more red but not really dark red. Oh well….

Published in: on September 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm  Comments Off on More Earrings And A Bracelet  
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New Pair Of Earrings

I finally got these done today. I had issues because the wire I used to attach the enameled pieces to the chain was a bit too thick. I’ll try them again (maybe) with thinner wire.

They are a dark red, it’s hard to tell. They dangle about  2 inches.

Published in: on September 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm  Comments Off on New Pair Of Earrings  
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Enameled Earrings

I enameled these two disks last night and quickly threw these earrings together. I think they turned out kind of cute. The picture is deceiving. They are really tiny and petite.

Published in: on September 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm  Comments Off on Enameled Earrings  
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New Things

Well, kind of new. I bought everything to do copper enameling over two years ago and I’m finally getting around to doing it. Here are my first few pieces – still to be made into jewelry.

These are the first ones I did. The holey piece had more holes in it but I accidentally covered some up when I put enamel on the piece. It’s too hard to drill the enamel out so I just added another color on top of it to help hide the covered holes. I used a kiln to fire these pieces.

These pieces I torch fired, kind of. All the rippled round pieces were done with a torch and dipped in enamel. The two rectangles, I put one layer of color on in the kiln, then added clear with a torch. The copper wasn’t entirely covered up so some of the red on the sides shows through.

This piece was a test. First, it’s not solid copper. Not sure what’s in the middle but it was good enough to withstand the heat. I torch enameled this one using a layer of enamel, then I dipped it into glass frit – which is little chips of colored glass. This one went through an abuse test to see if there was any kind of incompatibility between the enamel and glass. I dropped it several times, stepped on it, and then banged the edges on concrete. The concrete did chip the enamel off the edges but I suspect any enameled piece would do the same thing. What I was looking for was a whole piece of enamel coming off and it didn’t. Yeah!!

 

Published in: on August 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm  Comments Off on New Things  
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