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Thursday, June 30, 2011

How to Torch-Fire Pendants and Other Flat Things



I've been threatening to make a video showing this technique and I guess today was the day.  I was reading some comments on www.paintingwithfire.ning.com that propelled me to action.  I thought to myself, "It's so much easier than you think!  I'll show you how!"  I grabbed Jim (and his attention), the camera, and went to the studio.  Jim did a great job recording with a little still camera. David mastered iMovie and uploaded the video to as many places as seemed to make sense.

I used the same technique to enamel these funky flowers except that I used a glass stringer to add dots and dashes instead of millefiori ...







I hope you enjoyed the show.  :-) Barbara

P.S.  We're having a chat tonight at the Painting with Fire Ning at 9 p.m. East Coast time.  Why don't you join us!  There's a great sense of community at the Ning where members help each other to learn.

14 comments:

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

Barbara, that was fun. I wish I was sitting right next to you. Thanks so much for sharing your secrets. I have your workshop on my bucket list.

TesoriTrovati said...

I will have to bookmark this to look at it late, late, later tonight when I have a computer that can do that. But I am really excited! I think that this sounds like so much fun! Enjoy the day, Miss Barbara!
Erin

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Great to watch, Barbara! Thanks for sharing. It makes me wish your book would arrive sooner!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

so cool! those are some pretty, pretty beads

Molly Alexander said...

Great video Barbara - I have been playing with these techniques on my own, but it is so nice to see you in action to clarify the finer points. Thanks! :)

Mellisa said...

Fabulous Funky Flowers!!

SummersStudio said...

You always make enameling look like so much fun. The dogs perked right up when they heard about the Mighty Dog cans. Actually, they are suggesting that maybe I should take up enameling and they will help by eating as much Mighty Dog as needed to supply containers. They are generous that way.

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Hi Barbara!!
Thanks again for a wonderful workshop, I had such a great time! You are a fantastic teacher, I look forward to seeing your book soon and making some jewelry.

All my best to you and your hubby,
Rosanna

Erin said...

Love these flowers, Barbara! They are so cool!

SueBeads said...

Hi Barb - thanks for the post! Did you use lampworker millifiore like I would have?
Thanks!
Sue

Pretty Things said...

FREAKING SQUEEEE!

(yes, I turned into a sixteen year old girl)

Sharon said...

Good to hear your voice, Barbara, hope to hear it in person one day!
Oh, and you make enameling look so easy, and pretty, too!

Laura Twiford said...

Haven't been able to be part of the charts these past few weeks but so looking forward to the workshop on the 16th!

Karen98 said...

These are gorgeous! I can't wait to get some flat copper to try this technique!