Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A little lesson on torch-fired enamel ...

By Barbara Lewis

Even though I have several kilns in my studio that I could use for creating enamel jewelry, I prefer to watch the process develop during torch firing.  Here are two examples of recent work that involves embedding millefiori and lump enamel into the base enamel during the firing process.  Millefiori is Italian for million (mille) flowers (fiori) and has its origins in Venice.

Dusty Springfield, detail


Dusty Springfield

Ring Around the Rosy

Ring Around the Rosy

Please visit me at my blog to see more new work. I've been having fun with color and fiber!

7 comments:

MaCarroll Beads said...

Those are incredibly cool! I'm going to try that one day...... Maybe over Christmas break!!

Norma's Clay said...

Hermosos. Beautiful!

Alice said...

Beautiful! And the entire process sounds fascinating. One of these days I'm gonna get a torch and try it.

Thanks for sharing!!!!

Laura Twiford said...

I love the instant gratification of the torch firing process as well. The experimenting with color seems endless! So much fun!

mairedodd said...

i said it once, i will say it 100 times... just stunning, barbara - you have such vision and talent...

Patty said...

Very unique Barbara, and an interesting process. I love Ring Around the Rosy!

Kelli said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE Ring Around the Rosie!! Your work is beautiful!!!

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