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Class- Enameled Earrings by Intertwined Designs by Amy

Come and play with fire and color! Learn the art of enameling, the process of binding powdered glass to a metal surface.  First, you will choose the color, shape, and size of your earrings, making them a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art suited to your style.  In this class, you will learn basic enameling skills.  You will learn how to properly clean your copper and prepare it for the enameling process.  You will also learn how to sift powdered glass onto copper. Then with repeated firings you will heat and melt the powdered glass by the use of a Mapp gas torch.  You will complete your design by firing milleflori (Italian for "thousand flowers")wafers and/or enameled threads onto your designs.  Come and learn some enameling basics, and take home your very own pair of torch-fired earrings with sterling silver wires!  Supplies to create your torch fired enamel earrings are included in the class fee of $50.

Participants should wear closed toe shoes, natural fiber clothing and have their hair tied back.