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MAKE AND TAKE ENAMEL JEWELRY EXPERIENCE

Instructor: Doug D'Souza​

Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
July 27, 2024 
$80 per person - supplies included
Minimum 4 students - Maximum 6 
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GOAL:  EACH PARTICIPANT WILL DECORATE AND TAKE HOME 1 ENAMELED PENDANT   USING BLACK ARTWORK AND TRANSPARENT COLORS ON A WHITE BACKGROUND.

  • Introduction to enameling (brief explanation of the process)

  • Instructor gives brief explanation/demonstration of annealing & doming process, and counter enamels 1 pendant to show the stages of the process with a torch. All other firings will be done in the kiln.

  • Participants get one pre domed and counter enameled pendant (choice of 3 shapes) participants sift white enamel on the domed part of the pendant. Instructor fires pieces in the kiln. After pieces have cooled down, this process is repeated.

  • After pieces have cooled down, participants will draw their designs directly onto their pendant using a dipping pen or fine line brush with a special black paint.

  • After it dries, participants sift clear enamel over their drawing, and instructop fires pieces. This process may be repeated to properly cover the drawing.

  • After pieces have cooled, participants sift transparent colored (4 colors to choose from) enamel on their designs. Instructor fires pieces

  • After pieces have cooled, participants sand the edges of their pendant, instructor adds a bail and cord, and participants wear it home.

Who should participate:

No prior experience is necessary.

Having the ability to draw or doodle would be helpful.

Cost: $80 per participant

*all materials and tools provided by instructor

 

Doug D’Souza is a jewelry metalsmith, enamelist and sculptor with more than two decades of experience in his craft. He works with a variety of metals and is very passionate about enameling. His work can be found in galleries and at art shows in the tampa bay area.

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