Here are some more behind the scenes photos . . .
This striker is the spark behind my flame. Love this simple tool.
Beveling the edges of silver discs to prep them for . .
. . . dapping!
The perfect little cup to hold silver in.
Gum agar spray so the crushed glass sticks to the silver.
sift . . sift . . sift
clean up the edges
Adding a mustard dash to a smoke palette.
All lined up for one last firing . .
I love the way the enamel changes right before your eyes, don't you?
Now they are fused and ready to become earrings.
Cutting up bits of solder.
Setting the earring on a trivet so the enamel doesn't flow and stick to another surface while I am soldering.
Flux . .
. . . and more FIRE!
[then there is clean up time, we can see that next time around.]
I love this combination. Smoke is a lovely canvas for dashes of color, especially mustard.
won't you visit my shop and start making your list for the holidays?
ps: at least i waited until after halloween to mention the holidays. in the crafty world, we have been planning for it since the fourth of July.