|Before: Copper Refrigerator Tubing|
Jewelry kiln or torch
|After: Copper Enameled Neck-Ring by GeltDesigns.com|
Fork or spatula (to move enamel)
Make a neck-ring. Follow the instructions in our tutorial "How to Make a Neck-Ring from Copper Pipe."
Paint white liquid enamel on the copper pipe using a paint brush dedicated to enamel.
Sift powder enamel over the liquid enamel. We used a pale blue. The powder will stick to the liquid enamel an add color.
Fire the enamel using a kiln or a torch. We fired this neck-ring with a torch to get a rough, earthy look.
Remove the fired enamel from the kiln or the flame of the torch. Allow the enamel to cool to room temperature.
File the edges of the copper enamel neck-ring to remove oxidation or fire-scale, if any.
Make a Neck-Ring from Copper Pipe
Make a Bangle Bracelet from a Copper Pipe
Make a Beaded Bracelet with Copper Pipe & Wire
How to Make a Copper Bead
How to Make a Copper Necklace
"Enamels, Enameling, Enamelists (Jewelry Crafts)"; Glenice L. Matthews; 1984.
"The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration"; Linda Darty; 2006.
"First Steps in Enameling"; Jinks McGrath; 2003.
"Enamelling (The Art of Crafts)"; Joan Bolton King; 2001.
"The Art of Fine Enameling"; Karen L Cohen; 2004.
"Color on Metal: 50 Artists Share Insights and Techniques": Tim McCreight, Nicole Bsullak; 2001.
Day 49. Month 3. Jewelry from Found Objects.
Found materials: copper pipe
New Jewelry a Day.