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« on: January 24, 2009 11:25:02 AM »




My latest obsession- enameling copper! A wonderful craft for those in need of instant crafting gratification:)
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009 02:30:13 PM »

Your pieces look very good, so nice and shiney. But what exactly is enamaling copper?
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009 06:53:06 AM »

Thank you so much!

Basically, it's just the process of melting powdered glass onto copper. Most people use a kiln, but I use a torch.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009 11:10:41 AM »

Those are so pretty!  I especially like the blue & copper one.  Smiley

I used to love to do enamelling in high school but I haven't had access to a kiln in a long time.  What kind of torch do you use?
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009 01:56:17 PM »

Thank you:) The blue always seems to come out the best!

I use a MAPP gas torch. You can find them at Wal-Mart or the hardware store.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009 04:43:49 PM »

Really nice.  I love the color combo.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009 05:08:10 PM »

Thanks for the torch info!  I might just have to give it a try.  Smiley
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