HI Polly! from Pat, The wax I used was Carnuba from South
America it can be found in the best kind of car wax, just look at
the ingredients on the can, and make sure you buy the one with
Carnuba listed first. The temperature below is correct as far as
my memory is concerned. However, the first time I tired this I
didn’t have the metal clean enough. Make sure there is no oil or
fingerprints on it before you apply the wax, then heat in kiln,
or oven. Repeat until it is black .
However, I must interject a viewpoint here. I have a strong
opinion on the traditional ethics of when you produce a piece, it
should be of the finest materials you can afford, the finest
workmanship you can do, and have a finish that will outlast
generations. I started in cloisonne’ because of the beauty and
the ability of the materials to last centuries. So much quote:
produced today, is made for the quick buck. Now, I realize
that wrought iron wasn’t really intended to be worn on the body,
therefore the dilemma of finishing. I wore my necklace many
times and it hangs in my gallery, and still looks great after 20
years. I am sure it will still be around for centuries.
Now I DO have a question. What is this teffon baked finish?
Sounds interesting. Of course, it depends on if you are making
necklace’s, rings that lay directly on the skin or if it is a
brooch attached to clothing.
The severity of the itch is proportional to the reach.
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At 09:32 PM 4/20/98 -0500, you wrote: