I have branched out and started twisting other types of wire for enameling with my torch. This is annealed steel wire and works great, plus I love the rustic look for the earrings. The immersion method is used. Trees on the lower left are torched into the best green color I have (for trees). They will be spruced up with beads and put on ear wires.
Two shows left for the season: Click here for the links….
I was up to the task yesterday. I cleaned some copper and fired up the torch to try and get some fall color combinations made. I really love the browns, reds and yellows. It puts me in the mind of fall.
Have a great short week!
Finished pairs of recently torched earrings. I am making more of the clay drop pieces and they will be included in future pairs, but the more simple earrings are the ones I would find myself wearing, so they end up getting top billing.
I will have to have the clay as part of the pairs that I will include on Handmade at Amazon… Yep, I was invited to be a part of that and I’m very excited. Not sure when it will go “live” but I’ve been preparing descriptions and wrote my artist profile this weekend.
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Enameled Earrings for those who like posts… not dangles
Enameling is great. These are some posts that I torched recently onto 1/2 inch copper squares and circles. Once again, packaging is important when displaying jewelry for sale. I continue to use black and white images at the top of packaging which draws attention to the color of the enamels.
I hope to be chosen for some upcoming local farmers markets to display my clay work and enameled jewelry. This coming Saturday, I will teach an enameling class at an artist conference about an hour and a half from home. The people who take the course will take home a pair of dangle earrings and a pendant that they will torch themselves after choosing enamel colors from my stash. If I am on my game, I will try and take a photo or two of what they finish in the class.
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