Enamelling

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    Introduction to Vitreous Enamelling

    Vitreous (glass) enamel is the application of finely ground glass onto metal, which is bonded by heat, and has been used for over a thousand years in jewellery and metal working. You can achieve many different effects through extensive techniques, from intricate painting, to the use of gold leaf or to graphic stencilling.  Usually multiple […]

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    How to use Mica Powder

    Looking to add a little extra flare to your resin jewellery? Mica is designed to add a touch of glamour to a range of craft projects. So, whether you’re just starting out in jewellery making or are looking to add another trick up your sleeve, find out how to use mica powder to create unique, […]

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    How To Patina Copper Jewellery Pieces

    Jewellery trends come and go but one trend that has stood the test of time is antique-effect jewellery. Copper and brass pieces with an antique look have remained a customer favourite for a long time, and with just a little time and some liver of sulphur, it’s simple to learn how to patina copper pieces […]

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    Technique Focus: Jewellery Enamelling

    The traditional enamelling process, in simple terms, is the fusing of tiny glass particles with heat to form a solid layer of colour onto a metal background. It can be matte, shiny, opaque or translucent, and comes in a wide selection of colours and finishes. There are a number of different jewellery enamelling techniques that can be […]

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    How To Torch Fire Enamel

    Enamelling refers to the technique of coating a surface of metal with enamel. The enamel is a coating of melted glass that, once heated, will fuse to the metal surface, leaving you with a professional finish in a colour and effect of your choice. Most enamels come in powder form, and when heated and fused […]

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    Efcolor Enamelling Guide: Part 1

      Your Guide To Enamelling Jewellery Enamelling jewellery is the technique of fusing powdered glass with metal. Used to add colour, imagery and texture to metalwork, enamelling is used for a number of decorative pieces including bowls, glasses, vases and decanters, alongside enamelling jewellery. Traditional enamelling effects are achieved using specialist equipment and a high […]

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    Technique Focus: Patination and Colouring

    The patination and colouring of metal is a wide and diverse subject which can involve the simplest of household ingredients. Conversely it can also require specialist equipment and highly toxic chemicals depending on the desired effect! Of course many metals form their own natural patina over time when exposed to oxygen or heat, and we […]

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    Focus on Enamelling

    Enamel is essentially powdered glass which is fused to metal using extreme heat to create decoration. It has been used in varying forms for thousands of years to embellish jewellery and decorative objects and some of the earliest examples date from around 1400BC. There are a number of different techniques used in enamelling which all […]

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