It's because last Thursday evening, we had a special guest instructor come to the Beaducation offices and teach us his most popular class - Torch Enameling. Steven James was in the house!!!
Here is Steven working his magic. He covered all of the techniques that he teaches in our Torch Enameling Class plus he shared a few bonus tips.
We put up some work tables in our main room. We all made several pieces and each one was prettier than the last. It was a great time to relax and spend time together doing something creative.
Here is Aisha playing with fire. Notice the simple set up. That is a regular brick that she is using for her soldering stand.
|We had a lot of colors and tools to choose from.|
Steven showed us how to get the most out of our torch flame. Lately he favors the Max Flame Torch. See how he gets the trivet just to the edge of the brick? That gives you a large firing surface to work with.
We made so many pieces. We loved working with our new wing, banner, key and heart. Working with the banner was a challenge. We had to use 2 trivets to balance it for firing. It was such a fun night. Those are our first attempts in the pictures above and I think they turned out great! If you have a hankering to add some color to your jewelry designs, order Steven's Torch Enameling class online or on DVD and you can be enameling in no time.
Thanks so much to both Steven for teaching and Beaducation for hosting this after hours event. Needless to say, we are all hooked on working with enamels!