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By Barbara Lewis

Take the following steps in portray with fire!

This follow-up to the award-winning Torch-Fired teeth Jewelry combines the sweetness (and ease!) of torch-firing the teeth with artistic jewellery and metalsmithing ideas. Following a radical evaluate of the fundamentals of torch-firing and all-new info on development and layering colour, you are going to make:

  • stunning necklaces, just like the Bandaged middle, that includes a copper and mesh middle, soldered and embellished with liquid enamel
  • fun and cool jewelry, just like the harlequin decaled i am Distressed earrings
  • and cool bracelets, just like the Up-Cycled Daisy, which positive aspects obvious brass enameling, recycled parts, and masses, a lot more!

Mastering Torch-Fired teeth Jewelry includes:

  • 50+ thoughts for enameling, metalsmithing, beading and wireworking
  • 17 step by step tasks, together with necklaces, jewelry and bracelets
  • 15+ new colour "recipes," plus recommendation for layering enamels, and a contributor gallery highlighting the chances for operating with particular colour concepts

allow Mastering Torch-Fired tooth Jewelry ignite your ardour for jewelry!

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If the pickle is used for either sterling and copper jewellery, retrieving jewellery from the pot with metal tweezers will bring about the sterling being plated with copper, almost certainly ruining your tweezers. to take advantage of the pickle, rinse the steel and upload it to the pickle with tongs. while the steel is fresh (this often basically takes a couple of minutes), get rid of it from the pickle with tongs. Rinse the piece in transparent water and neutralize it in an answer of 1⁄2 teaspoon of baking soda to one cup of water. Rinse once more in transparent water and dry. exchange how you can get rid of a Pendant when you have been to take away the pendant by means of pulling it off the mandrel, as you will a bead, the surplus teeth at the mandrel could fill the pendant gap. listed below are concepts for heading off the pitfalls of elimination paintings while extra teeth has outfitted up at the mandrel. extra the teeth builds up at the mandrel throughout the firing strategy, fairly whilst firing flat items that have to be situated farther from the tip of the mandrel in the course of firing. a technique to take away a pendant or flat piece is to permit the tooth to chill at the mandrel. Crack the tooth off with previous pliers or cord cutters. warmth the relationship element among the piece and the mandrel. Pull the piece off the mandrel. extra the teeth builds up at the mandrel through the firing strategy, relatively whilst firing flat items that have to be situated farther from the top of the mandrel in the course of firing. a method to take away a pendant or flat piece is to permit the tooth to chill at the mandrel. Crack the tooth off with previous pliers or cord cutters. warmth the relationship aspect among the piece and the mandrel. Pull the piece off the mandrel. * * * TORCH-FIRED TROUBLESHOOTING tooth CHIPS OFF steel used to be now not heated sufficiently for the the teeth to stick. Get the steel warmer, specially for the 1st layer. Bead used to be dropped onto a troublesome floor. asymmetric heating of enormous gadgets. The steel is incompatible with the tooth. BEAD STICKS TO MANDREL at the first pull, attempt to get the bead in order that it really is dangling at the finish of the mandrel. If the bead sticks, easily warmth the outlet on the finish of the bead closest in your hand. If the mandrel is sticking out from the opposite finish of the bead, reheat the whole bead to free up from the mandrel. No quantity of pulling will free up the bead. warmth is the reply. teeth PULLS FROM ONE finish OF BEAD AND HAS SHARP EDGES The tooth on the subscribe to of the mandrel has cooled speedier than the teeth at the bead. don't proceed to drag if you happen to consider resistance. easily warmth the top of the bead closest on your hand. asymmetric tooth program asymmetric heating of bead—reheat the bead frivolously. speedily rotating the mandrel within the flame is helping. BUBBLES within the the teeth The teeth has been overfired or the steel is incompatible with the the teeth. teeth IS tough the teeth used to be now not fired scorching enough—reheat and rotate flippantly until eventually the bead glows orange. BEAD IS darkish while overfired, the teeth pulls clear of the sides, leaving a depressing lining round every one starting in a bead or round the edges of sheet steel.

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