Project Credit: Bernzomatic Torchbearer Kathy Cano-Murillo
This one takes a few specific supplies, but you’ll enjoy all the different techniques to make colorful enamel charms, earrings, bracelets and more.
The first step is to brush on a coat of the enamel medium on your blank metal piece. Next, pour over the enamel powder so it is evenly covered. Put on your gloves and goggles and place the piece on a heat-safe surface.
Clear your work area of anything flammable. No papers, liquids, fabric and so on. Give yourself a lot of room. You’re going to follow the instruction manual directions to turn on the torch. It’s pretty easy, just slide down the safety lock and press the blue button. You can adjust the size of the flame on the side of the torch.
Once the flame it going, run it around the SIDES of the piece. Do not point the flame directly on the enamel powder because it will scorch. You want to heat up the sides, doing that will melt the enamel powder and fuse it to the piece.
You’ll see the powder bubble up a little. Turn off the flame and let it cool. Repeat process for a second coat.
Embed a metal charm in the melted enamel before it cools and hardens. See prepped bezel above. Heat the sides, but don't scorch the trim. Continue until enamel powder melts. Repeat with other charms.
Apply a second coat of enamel and repeat.
Use glue (i.e. e6000) and a toothpick to apply the trim around the edges of each bezel.
These can be turned into brooches, necklaces, bracelets, etc.
And there you go, torched enamel jewelry!
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