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    Hi Di - It might be worth having another look at the thread I started a couple of weeks ago about the problems I was having http://www.cooksongold.com/forum/sho...ghlight=enamel. I am obviously a few days ahead of you down this particular rocky road!!

    I really think there is a lot of scope for using it but some of my results were rather disappointing colour wise. The transparent blues and greens seem to work best for me and things were a lot better when I used a transparent flux before the transparent colour.

    I hope you have a lot of 'scrap' pieces of silver though...this sort of experimentation can be expensive!!

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    Have not closed my eyes all night designing this 'trinket' in my head. I turned up one of my few copies of Art Jewellery (November 2008) and found some beautiful pmc work with prismacolour pencils - so now there's another variable added to the equation.

    Lots of experimentation coming up - will post the results, no matter how poorly or how well I've done. Given up waiting for OH and his posh camera - if he hasn't got his finger out by weekend will use my lowly compact digital just to prove to you guys that I do really make stuff.

    Now I'm off to bed
    Di x

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    Quote Originally Posted by caroleallen View Post
    If you do PMC you ought to try real enamel as it works so well and transparent enamels are really clear and bright. I think some people are nervous of enamel but there's no need to be, particularly on PMC. You don't even need a kiln as torch firing is just as good. I think it's much easier to use than resin which runs all over the place.
    I didn't know that! Thought a kiln was essential for enamel - do tell me more.
    Di x

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    Not essential but it helps
    Here's a Ganoksin article on Torch Firing Enamel
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuranoSilver View Post
    Not essential but it helps
    You can also build a "sort of" kiln out of firebricks, ceramic fibre or similar, heat the interior of that and get a more indirect heat than hitting it with a torch flame will give you.

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    Peter, you really are a marvel. I think of you as 'Mr Boys Own.'

    Di x

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    "Hazard to life, limb and sanity" might be more accurate...

    I think the Guild of Enamellers DVD has something similar.

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