I need to make some of my own lumps…I use them to do kind of a
mosaic thing and I want to be able to control my colors rather
than take the “Thompsons choice” assortment of lumps.
I have come up with two plans, anyone who has made lumps before
or sees an obvious flaw to either please jump in!
Coat a clean piece of copper with a way too thick coat of the
desired lump color…fire, press and then crunch up the resulting
shard that ping off, maybe help them along with a hammer.
heat some of the enamel desired in a crucible until flowing,
try to scoop out with steel tool onto my granite surface…let
cool, take to it with a hammer.
The assumption is of course that I am graceful and careful in all
these actions, use proper eye protection and gloves.
Karen, Northern Illinois…currently recovering from a
trip to what they wrongly called a fine art fair
"Wyandotte" (any comments on that debacle would be
welcome as well)