1544 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501 

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Torch Enamel Workshop


Come and learn the ancient craft of enameling glass on metal in a fun and creative atmosphere. Make one-of-a-kind elements to create a pair of earrings, a penny bracelet, a pendant or more – only your imagination is the limit of what you can create during this 3 hour course! Using a butane torch, students will learn how easy it can be to create stunning designs by fusing colorful glass powders and other elements to copper. After the basics are covered, students will have plenty of time to experiment on their own designs, students will generally create a sufficient number of enameled elements for creation of multiple pieces of jewelry.

Enameling samples by Janet KornegayEnameled earring sample by Janet Kornegay
Torch Enameling Samples
Torch Enameling Samples

Prerequisite: None

What you will learn:

  • safety and work area set-up
  • preparation of the metal
  • sifting and fusing enamel
  • counter-enameling
  • Surface embellishment techniques such as color blending, use of glass seed beads and “whiskers”, use of stencils and rubber stamps for addition of shapes and interest, and the sgrafitto method of scratching a symbol or design in sifted glass powder

Materials: Instructor provides all tools and materials needed, including personal safety items, use of torches, firebrick, sifters and tripods, use of large color range of enamels, and selected copper blanks. Additional copper blanks in interesting shapes, as well as jewelry findings, can be purchased during the class at Bead Inspirations.

Students should tie back longer hair and avoid wearing a top with blousy sleeves, since we will be working with butane torches.

Location: Classes are held at our store, 1544 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

3 Ways to Sign Up:

  • Sign up online with a credit card (secure) by adding this class to the online shopping cart, and checking out.
  • Call 510-337-1203 (give Visa/Mastercard/Discover info to employee)
  • Come into the store and pay with check, cash or Visa/Mastercard/Discover

Discount: Students will receive a 10% discount on in-store merchandise for 4 weeks prior and 2 weeks after the class.

By signing up for this class, you are agreeing to the class enrollment terms and conditions.


Class size: 2 student minimum - 4 student maximum

Date & Time: 

Saturday, April 25, 2020: 11 am - 2 pm

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