Ooh, I have to agree with Leslie. Unless you want to fire down
cloisonee wires on 30 ornaments yourself and then keep refiring,
etc., I would re-think this idea. Make it easy for you and everyone
involved. Sift and fire. Easy and productive. Thirty 10 year olds and
enamel is a lot of dust and energy. What are the fold forms you plan
I just finished resin inlay with 13 bright teenagers which was great
fun, but they all wanted fancy shapes, and resin inlay oh, did I
mention, all of this in just five hours? I kept telling the teacher
over and over, you are asking for a lot in five hours, and this was
just five minute epoxy! We made silver circles of 14 ga wire and
soldered them together like large rectangular jump rings. That way
the kids could manipulate the wire any way they wanted, and of
course, being kids, they wanted more, more, more. My assistant and I
sat in a corner and took turns soldering, all afternoon.
How much time do you have with these kids? Do you have help?
Good luck you intrepid teach of 10 year olds. Let us know how it all
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