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In this enameling tutorial you will learn how to transfer your own images to enamel using these easy to follow instructions for waterslide decals and toner based image transfers. You will be able to replicate your designs over and over and apply them to the surface of enamel jewelry, light switch plates or sculptures using either method, or both.
You will get two separate tutorials with your purchase, each with detailed instructions and pictures. They are both simple,with easy to follow instructions. Links to the products needed for both tutorials are also supplied.
The waterslide decal tutorial has instructions for both kiln firing and torch firing. The toner based image transfer tutorial can be used on torch or kiln fired enamel.
How the instant download works:
This tutorial is in PDF format. You will need a PDF reader to enable viewing of the file. Once payment is received, you will get an email from Etsy containing your invoice with the downloadable files (look in the box the right of your invoice).
These are pretty straight forward, easy to use tutorials. However, if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to email or convo me. My email is in the tutorial. I am more than happy to help you figure out anything that may not be clear. We all learn in different ways...
This tutorial is in ENGLISH. If you do not read English, please do not purchase this tutorial unless you have a friend who can read English. All tutorial sales are final. Please review my shop policies if you have any questions.
As the author and designer of this tutorial, I am granting you permission to use this tutorial for your personal use only. Reproduction of any kind without prior written permission is strictly prohibited - this includes but is not limited to making copies, distributing, teaching, selling or publishing online or offline. Thank you for respecting the work I put into this.
Video and PDF tutorials are intellectual property. Once you purchase them, they cannot be returned or refunded. Please make sure you know what you are buying before you purchase one of my tutorials. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to convo me before you make your purchase.
Finished jewelry and other tutorials are available through my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/mybrownwren
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QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Each piece is handmade by me with care and attention to detail. Whether you are purchasing jewelry for yourself or to give, you are investing in something that is meant to be loved & cherished for a long time.
PROCESS AND MATERIALS
Metal Clay: Metal clay is metal that has been pulverized into microscopic size particles. They are mixed with cellulose and water to a clay-like consistency. This material is worked like clay, dried and sanded. Once the finish work has been complete, it is fired in a kiln at a high enough temperature to burn out the cellulose binder. Once the binder burns out, the metal particles start moving closer together in a process called sintering. Once sintered, the final object is 18-28% smaller. It is a solid metal. There are no traces of binder in the final product. I primarily work with fine silver (99.9% silver), but occasionally use sterling silver (92.5% silver), bronze, steel and copper clays.
Sheet Metal: All of the items that are formed from copper, brass, silver or nickel sheet are hand cut and formed.
Etched Metal: All of the etched metal in my shop is either copper, brass, or bronze. I utilize a chemical free etching process called electrolytic etching. It uses electricity and a salt water solution to remove metal particles to create the final design. It is a fairly simple process that requires no acid, which is far friendlier to the environment.
Enamel: All of my enamel pieces are made with ground glass. I sift varying grades of ground glass onto metal and fire it in a kiln to melt the glass and fuse it to the metal base. Most pieces are enameled on both the front and back sides. This is important because of expansion and contraction of both the metal and the glass. Only items that are of a significant thickness are enameled on the front surface only (Champleve) and it will be noted in the listing.