Today's post is a huge thank you to Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire and the other ladies on her Painting with Fire ning for all their inspiration! I finished my first torch fired enamel piece this week. I have quite a few pieces that have been enameled but they are still waiting to be made into something great. I might post some pics of those later this week.
I hand hammered and formed the copper disc for the flower, pickled, polished and then torch fired the vibant enamels on this piece. I added enameled copper headpins as accent leaves and te flower center which wires the flower to the bangle.
The bangle itself is hand hammered and formed 10g copper wire that was soldered to hold the bangle closed. I wear tested the bangle for 2 days, one of which included swimming and boating and it held up wonderfully. It's amazing how strong glass enamel is, I am pretty tough on jewelry, especially a bangle.
Thanks again ladies for all your inspiration and support!