I'm taking an online e-course with Barbara Lewis who wrote the book "Painting with Fire".
We've just finished our first week of the 3 week course and I've learned
the immersion technique for torch firing a variety of beads and bead caps.
Here are just a few samples of some of the beads I've done so far.
|Black Enamel base with a roll in Twilight Blue|
|Copper Filigree Disc - this turned out beautiful with Robin's Egg Blue.|
I used my Acetylene Torch
|The bead cap is made from a penny and I love how rustic it looks.|
Something Old, Something Blue
| Love the colors on these - Mapp Gas with Hot Head Torch.|
Hoping I will be able to reproduce as enameling doesn't always come out how you expect it.
I used 3 different enamels on the end beads
|Experiment gone wrong|
|Filigree beads - Need to use brighter colors to make a mixed color necklace|