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BeadFX Presents: Cloisonne Enamel on Copper

  • B170536
  • Instructor:
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Tue. June 6
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm; 6:00pm-9:00pm (9 hours)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 8
  • Class Fee: $299.00
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Additional Information
Cloisonne is a style of enameling that uses fine wires to form partitions -- cloisons -- that aid in color shading, and help to create the overall design. Students will create original cabochons or components using fine silver and colorful vitreous glass enamel on a copper base.
Students will Learn:
What design considerations need to be taken into account when creating cloisonne pieces; wet-packing enamel techniques with a focus on effective color shading; how to achieve a bright surface finish on their enameled creations. Students will either make enamel cabochons for use in future work, or will make simple drilled enamel components. Metalwork techniques such as bezel setting will not be covered in this class.
Previous metalworking experience would be beneficial, but is not necessary.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Paintbrush (fine); Scotch tape; writing materials; didymium glasses; fine-point tweezers; ceramic palette; new, thin natural hair paintbrush (it is important that it has never been used for painting, or the paintbrush may contaminate the enamel). Optional: Personal magnification and light.
Flush side-cutting, long needlenose, roundnose, small chainnose, small flatnose, standard flatnose.
Materials in Kit:
Personal palette of 16 unleaded transparent Thompson enamel colors, copper, fine-silver cloisonné wire. Portions of this kit are underwritten by BeadFX.
One seat per person per class.
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