Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On a roll with more cups...

I am really digging the results I got with some liquid enamel. I luv they way it fractured.
My version of Cloisinee:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some of my latest

I have been experimenting with dapping and pounding to form my own shapes. And I tried some matte finish enamel. Me thinks I like it!!These are made by fusing fine silver..i love fusing..watching that split second of molten metal. This is one of those...gee why didn't they tell me that. I wanted purple of fine silver. So I happily enameled...they came out of the kiln...Huh? Did I use the wrong enamel? Ok..so I put on another layer. Making double sure I sued the right colors. GREEN again?!? So I talked to my favorite enamel supplier, Joan Schlaifer of enameling.com, and she told me..Oh yes...that color purple fires green on fine silver. ok..now I know. It is a pretty color green.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Practicing Wet Packing

I still have not made my sample chips...I do not have much time to enamel let alone make samples. Although I desperately need them. This is my endeavor in wet packing some enamel on leaves that I cut and shaped out of copper. In my mind I was not expecting it to fire the way it did. So I made numerous other firings to get them to look like the finished earrings. I had to cover the what I felt was 2 dark potion on the lower/center right. I liked they was the turned out in the end.
WET PACKED before FIRINGAFTER FIRING (several more firings)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Enameling continues...

More of my experiments with enameling. I am always surprised with what comes out of the kiln. Now I get why they say enameling take minutes to learn and a life time to master. It doesn't always do what you think you want it to.


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