By Lark Books
The vintage paintings of enameling is experiencing a well-merited renaissance—and it’s stunningly captured during this lovingly curated survey. greater than three hundred foreign modern artists have contributed museum-worthy items, which variety in scale from David C. Freda’s eco-friendly Slipper Brooch and Harlan W. Butt’s Maine Teapot to giant sculptures and public paintings. a few of the creators take a minimalist technique, utilizing purely gentle shades and matte finishes, whereas others take advantage of the material’s brilliant palette and glass-like floor. The large technical purposes contain every thing from easy sifting and torch firing to advanced cloisonne and plique-a-jour.
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Use 1 strand of wire to string 17 rectangles. Place a bead stop on the wire. Use a second strand of wire to string 21 cubes. Place a bead stop on the wire. Use the third strand to string 13 barrels. Place a bead stop on the wire. Remove bead stops. Use all 3 wires to string 5 agate coins. 51 6 7 8 9 Repeat Step 2. Repeat Step 3, stringing 20 cubes. Repeat Step 4. Use all three wires to string 1 crimp tube and the second figure eight. Pass back through the tube and crimp. To wear with the 5 agates in front of the neck, use the S-clasp to connect the figure eights.
3 Attach 10" (25cm) of wire to one half of the clasp using a crimp tube. String 1 crystal ice bicone and 1 rondelle. String 1 light sapphire brandy bicone, 1 coin, 1 light sapphire brandy bicone, 1 rondelle, 1 crystal ice bicone, 1 nugget, 1 crystal ice bicone, and 1 rondelle three times, omitting the final rondelle. String 1 crimp tube and the other half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. TINY GEMS Because apatite embedded in marine deposits contains phosphorus, it is mined for use in matches.
Repeat Step 3, stringing 20 cubes. Repeat Step 4. Use all three wires to string 1 crimp tube and the second figure eight. Pass back through the tube and crimp. To wear with the 5 agates in front of the neck, use the S-clasp to connect the figure eights. To wear with the 5 agates in back of the neck, use one 22-gauge head pin to string 1 silver round, 1 agate coin, and 1 silver round. Form a wrapped loop that attaches to the round lobster clasp. Attach the agate pendant to the figure eights. 10 To wear with the 5 agates in the front or back of the neck, cut the chain into one 2" (5cm) piece, two 1½" (4cm) pieces, two 1" (3cm) pieces, and two ½" (1cm) pieces.