|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
I can't decide if this is a bracelet or an anklet. It can only be an anklet if you're willing to break out into dance when you wear it! Whatever you decide, this piece is fun and easy to make. It's perfect for the hodgepodge of leftovers on your worktable--a "bench collection" of sorts. Don't dwell on planning your design; if you go with the flow, it will truly reflect you and your work.
Establish the straight of grain: Use scissors to place a snip into the selvedge edge of woven fabric, about 1" (2.54cm) from the cut edge. (The selvedge edges are the two finished edges of the fabric as it comes from the factory.) Tear the fabric at the snip.
Establish the bias grain: Place the fabric on a flat surface. Pick up one corner of the fabric and bring the end diagonally across the fabric so that one torn edge of the fabric will rest on top of one selvedge edge of the fabric. Press the fold with an iron.
I am so proud of the work I did for this book! The "immersion" technique of torch-firing is groundbreaking! Can you imagine enameling a bead in 40 seconds instead of 40 minutes? How about enameling pendants in the same amount of time, but also embedding watch gears and millefiori wafers while the pendant is still on the mandrel. Easy, quick, and extremely affordable! No $500 kilns required. For about $100 you'll have the torch, the bead pulling station (the workhorse of the system), several enamels, copper pieces and metal beads, mandrels, clamps ... everything you need for a beginning enamel studio.
Barbara Lewis gives budding jewelry artists a leg up on technique and design with her fabulous enameling manual. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Maura C. Ciccarelli
Very well described techniques for torch enameling. So far, I have only done kiln enameling and this opens another window to creativity with enamels.Published 4 days ago by Prescott
I took an enameling workshop many years ago and have not done it since then. This inspired me to want to explore enameling again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jrinphx
Although there is good information in this book, I was disappointed that the author only described one method of applying enamel. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Fiumenero
Excellent overall. Filled with clear, concise instructions and pictures. Barbara provides everything you need to know to start immersion enameling. Fantastic!Published 5 months ago by Robin Grady