enamelist ⋄ jeweler ⋄ metal clay artisan ⋄ instructor
tips from my
August 16, 2014
This is my first post! How exciting! I want to give a shout out to all my wonderful students and future ones! Lets get started; the tips that I'll be posting are usually ones I've learned just from trial and error or from a student or other instructors. If I post it I've tired it and it works. Well it worked for me. Hopefully it will work for you as well.
My student Ronnie Ulman gave this tip to me.
If you’re planning on doing any wire work with your cloisonné wire and getting very frustrated because the wires keep jumping around or moving. Try this tip! Double stick tape and an old card, bobby pin, thumbtack, or CD case is the answer. First lay a piece of double stick tape down on your desired box (depending on your design you might need a few pieces) place your design on to the double stick tape. Now cover the design with double stick tape. You are now ready to place your cloisonné wire down on the double-sided tape to create your cells for your enamel piece. Remember to use the shallow side of the plastic case this way you can close the case and keep all your wires together. Happy creating!