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First Steps in Enameling by Jinks McGrath
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First Steps in Enameling

by Jinks McGrath

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Enameling has a deserved reputation for being one of the most difficult of all media over which to obtain real control. After learning the basic techniques, producing beautiful jewelry is relatively simple; then practice, diligence, and discipline are the only tools needed to master the craft. Doubling as a beginner’s manual and an essential reference guide, First Steps in Enameling contains all the information readers need to know to get started.

Learn what to consider when choosing and using a kiln, acquiring necessary tools, buying precious metals, and selecting and preparing enamels. Step-by-step instructions mix with inspiration to show basic wet and dry techniques for different metals, and different colors and types of enamels. Incorporating the major principles of both design and technique, these 20 flexible projects encourage beginners to practice skills and be inventive.

* Projects incorporate a variety of techniques, including plique--jour, champlev, bassetaille, and cloisonn? * Includes stunning gallery of finished pieces for inspiration * With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, projects cater specifically to beginners

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