This question is for the enamelists:
So far, I’ve been relatively happy forging cross earrings, pendant
frames, and chain out of fine silver (.999 fineness).
I’m ready to expand the niche I am in slightly. Basically, I want to
add some color (and incidently an antioxidation layer) to portions of
the silver by firing enamel over it, preferably with a torch.
On the other hand, I don’t want to have to become a full-time
enamelist to do so.
I’ve already done some research into supply websites, and I think I
know what I want, but I want my reasoning checked by experts before I
send my order out.
Here’s what I think I want to do:
Cover portions of my earrings with a clear or transparent coat,
prefer ably without having to counter-enamel on the opposite side of
the metal, then fire.
Apply enameling marking pens to the clear coat, for detailed
accents, then fire again, because the marking pens do not operate on
Anything I missing?
Andrew Jonathan Fine