Enamel Frit Blends
Torch Fired Copper Enamel Bead Mixes/Blends.
3 Small Jar Sample Set Combination
Color: (New) Christmas Holly
Do you have a torch and want to try something fun to get out of the normal work mode your in?
Have you made beads and wanted to try a color, but do not want to spend a whole lot of money doing so?
Then mixed blends are just what you have been looking for. This is a great way to see what colors you like the best. Sample sets are great for those of you who like to have every color there is, before buying larger quantities. Sample sets are also helpful to the artist that like to make one of a kind beads without having waste. Great item for gift giving.
This playful Enamel Frit Blend was created by Jim's wife Cheryl Anne in November 2015.
It was a special request from Cheryl Anne's friend Holly. That is why Cheryl Anne named it Christmas Holly. She thought it was very appropriate.
You will receive 1 small jar: Base Coat Color
You will receive 1 small jar: Mixed blend color
You will received 1 small jar: Berry Color ** Do not be alarmed: this jar is not even close to being full. The pieces are very small and go along way.
Photo shown is what you will receive and how it is packaged. (3 parts/in 3 separate small jars)
Jars are 1 1/2 inches across and 3/4 inch tall, see through plastic.
The bead does not come with your order. The bead is there to show you the color combination results.
We can make beads for you if you desire using this color or any of other color of your choice.
To have custom beads made for you, please email us for details and pricing.
How the blends/mixes are used. Joes Torch Fire Technique.
This is a short over all description of how this product is used to make copper enamel beads.
If you need lessons please contact us by email Enamels@PackinghouseGallery.org
Take your base coat and place 1/2 of the jar contents on your work surface.
Take your color mix and place 1/2 of the jar contents on your work surface spread out.
Take the red berry mix and spread out so the mix does not touch
Try to be careful not to mix the piles on your work surface.
* we use the line tool that Joe makes to keep the piles neat and separated.
Using your mandrel, carefully heat your copper bead and then roll the copper bead into the base coat pile to cover your bead, fire. Repeat this process 2 - 3 times until you have completely covered your bead. The base coat is always used first.
Heat the bead again and very carefully roll your bead into the color mix, and fire.
Then reheat your bead and very carefully roll your bead into the red berry color mix, and fire.
Cool your bead in cooling tray. As your beads cool down, you will see color change, this usually takes a couple of minutes. This is normal.
* we use Joes Bead Pulling Station when creating beads. It just makes life more fun and simple
Common Sense and good safety practices will go along way. We can not be responsible for your safety. Always use proper equipment and safety gear when using any torch firing equipment.
Please note: We do everything we can to try and produce photographs that show the true color as they appear in our studio. However your computer monitor and our monitor may not be the same.
If you have questions about this product you can email us or call us 727-596-7822
Eastern Standard Time Zone.