Enameling on Copper is the perfect, low cost way to get into enameling of any kind.
Enameling might seem like a scary process if you have no clue what to look out for, but in reality it is not so hard. Enameling gives you quick beautiful results from even the most basic process.
The people who use enamel regularly will tell you how much fun it is, once you get over your first fears and insecurities, instant gratification waits at the other side!
In “Enameling on Copper” you’ll learn what Maggie Bergman teaches complete beginners - all the basics and essential processes to get you going.
Things you absolutely need to know:
- Choosing the right tools and equipment - How to keep yourself safe in the enameler’s studio - What to use - a Torch or a Kiln? - The types of enamel to choose from and how to select the right one for your work - Preparing and cleaning the metal before enameling - Applying enamel to the metal - Easy decorative techniques that anyone can do - What to look for when you’re firing enamel
You can do it too!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I WANT to learn enameling ... In fact, I feel a NEED to learn the art of enameling! Maggie Bergman's book Enameling on Copper meets me where I am. I have read many articles, and taken a class, but what I have learned already, truthfully, is still a jumbled cloud of ideas and pretty pictures. I need to become conversant and comfortable with the vocabulary, and the multiple choices regarding design, tools, materials, safety and procedures. Ms. Bergman's book clearly introduces all of these areas and more in a concise format, supplemented with how-to photos and illustrations. In addition, design templates and color wheel downloads are available on her website. I no longer just have an idea of what I need or don't yet need to begin. Now, I KNOW exactly what I must stock on my workbench, and which procedures I must follow for design, safety and success as I delve into the world of Enameling on Copper.
Love this book. Far too many how to books seem to be written for the ego of the author rather than to pass their knowledge on to the newbie. This book is not one of those. Here you will find a wealth of information written in a clear, concise manner by a very good teacher. I found all the basics that I needed to get started on a wonderful new hobby. If you have any interest in learning to enamel your jewelry pieces, get this book. A great buy.
This book from Maggie Bergman makes me feel like making jewelry! It covers everything a beginner needs to get off to a solid start in enameling but also information that those with more experience will appreciate. Maggie covers studio safety, enamel types, enamel preparation, firing methods and many enameling techniques. She provides very creative projects so you will walk away from your bench wearing completed pieces. You will make charms for earrings and pendants but also sophisticated projects like an adjustable ring and a bracelet, all with full instructions: riveting, finishing, tips and tricks and pages of templates to use and advance your designs.
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