October 20, 2011

We played with FIRE and did some torch enameling!

Why do Lisa and TOM look so excited?!

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!


KayzKreationz said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun. I SOOOO want to try enameling, but I don't have all the thing I'd need to try it. I have a small micro-torch, but nothing else and don't know the first thing about it. When I can afford to get some of the rest of the things I'd need, I've been eyeing his class/DVD to try my hand at it. Thanks for the fun pics and post.

Marc Azada said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun. You guys did an amazing job in enameling. Hopefully I can also attend an event like this someday.