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Enamelling Classes - Christchurch

Jewellery enamels are in fact special glass grains, which can be fused to the surface of your metal to create amazingly colourful, glowing jewels. 

Because the enamel is glass, the pieces are fragile and precious.

Enamels are perfect for earrings and pendants, and can also be bezel-set as you would a gemstone. 

You can use opaque (very bright solid colours) or transparent enamels. Transparent colours may be fired on a layer of fine silver or 22ct gold foil over copper to get a magical result without the cost of using large amounts of precious metals.

 

Explore simple stencil ideas with dry-application, or try sgraffito, cloisonne and more delicate

wet-packing techniques as you develop your skills and ideas.

Create simple stand-alone enamelled pieces - for example, enamelled drop earrings; or choose to make enamelled elements you can include in fabrication classes and set in rings, brooches and more.

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Torch Fired Enamelling Taster Class

Dip your toe into enamelling with a one-day session of torch fired enamels, 10am - 4pm. 

Torch firing lets you play and experiment with colour with simple acheivable techniques. Using copper and opaque enamels, create pieces to turn into pendants or earrings.

 

Next class:  dates to be confirmed. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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