Wire and Fire: Torch Cloisonne Class


Expand your skills in the ancient craft of enameling by fusing glass onto metal in a fun and creative atmosphere. Make a one-of- a-kind cloisonné pendant with wire shapes and lines filled in with colorful enamels. You will learn to wet-pack spaces on your piece and fire it using a butane torch. Make something simple and graphic, or experiment with different shapes using wire – play with color combinations, and leave with a beautiful one of a kind pendant.

Prerequisite: Previous torch enameling experience is required.

What you will learn:

  • Review of safety and work area set-up, preparation of the metal, and counter-enameling
  • Options for a tube bail or holes for hanging from cord or chain
  • Design your piece and use copper wire to form the lines and shapes
  • Fuse the wire to the copper blank with a layer of clear enamel
  • Wet-pack colorful enamels in the spaces of the design
  • Clean up stray bits of enamel from wire using a stone, and fire polish

Materials: Instructor provides all necessary tools and materials needed, including butane torches. A complete list of tools and materials will be provided at the class. Additional copper blanks and jewelry findings can be purchased during the class at Bead Inspirations.

Materials included:

  • 1 large copper blank
  • 1 piece copper wire
  • Use of wide range of enamels

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 credit card info to employee)
  • Come into the store and pay with check, cash or credit card

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.

Instructor: Janet Kornegay

Class size: 2 student minimum - 4 student maximum

Date & Time:

  • Saturday, April 28, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Add to Cart:

  • Model: 11218

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