White Crazy Lace Special Effects Enamels by Cheryl Anne.
This is the last coat/ top coat ONLY !
this is top coat only. You will have hours of fun using your own color
as your base coat, use any color you like, then use our White Crazy Lace
Special Effects mix on top.
** We sell color combinations that we know work well. **
can purchase our White Crazy Lace Special Effect Enamel mix, but note,
that your out come will vary. The possibilities are endless.
Frit, Enamel Frit, Glass Frit, for Copper, Gold, Silver, PMC, Pottery
artists. Crazy Lace Special Effects Enamels can be Torch Fired or Kiln
Fired. We hope you will love this fun and funky mix. All our enamel
mixes are made using unleaded Thompson Enamel which is made in the
United States of America. Our enamel mixes work well with any 1000, 2000
series of Thompson Enamels.
This is a hand made original product, created by my wife Cheryl Anne.
We hand make and hand shift each color, several times before we even start to make our mixes
Its very labor intensive, but we believe you will love the results.
** This mix comes in 1 part in 1 Small Jar
Special Effects = Final coat in the 2 part process 80 mesh. (White Crazy Lace)
You will receive 1 small jar: Special Effects White Crazy Lace Special Effects Enamel.
You can use Crazy Lace Special Effects Enamels on silver, gold, copper, brass, steel PMC, and Pottery.
Crazy Lace Special Effects Enamels can be used in a kiln, to make small
components or larger art pieces. A little mix goes a long way. As the
little particles of mix heat up, they spread out. This mix works well
with cloisonné & champlevé pieces.
You can also torch fire
Crazy Lace Special Effects Enamels . We use our specially designed hand
held trivets when making small components. This saves us time and money
waiting for the kiln to heat up.
How do I use the Crazy Lace Special Effects Enamels using a torch you ask? Well if you would like you can view our video here:
link is here: Please copy and paste to new internet window. Hopefully
some day Etsy will help their customers get to videos easier but until
then, this is the best we can do.
work safely. Wear a mask when using this product. While we are not
responsible for your safety, we do hope you will use common sense when
using enamel products of any type.
Crazy Lace Special Effects Enamel
Directions on how to use ...
Bottom layer (Base Color) You can use any 1000-2000 Thompson Enamel colors
Either kiln fire or torch fire
2-3 coats on your metal. Roll or shift on.
Be sure to cover both sides of your project.
Final layer (White Crazy Lace White)
Either kiln fire or torch fire
1 coat on top of your piece. Roll or shift on.
If you want small dots of color
= less time and/or lower temperature
If you want larger dots of color
= more time and/or higher temperature
Try both ways to see which one you like the best.
You can also use the base color by itself with no crazy lace mix on top, for matching jewelry beads or components.
Have fun and we hope you enjoy our easy to use Crazy Lace Mixes.
Lace special effects enamels were designed by my wife Cheryl Anne. She
started with her new idea in November 2016 and she finalized her colors
in March 2017. She loves creating colors that are fast, fun and easy to
use. She loves to have a wow factor when using her enamels.
believe in working safely. We use unleaded Thompson Enamels (unleaded)
to create all our products. We take pride in all of our mixes. Each mix
is hand made.
While we are not responsible for your safety, we
do care. So we are reminding you. Always use your safety gear for your
eyes and lungs when using enamels. Be sure to work in an area with good
3 easy ways to Order or Reorder any of our mixes…
Order on Line
www.Etsy/Shop/ Packinghouse Gallery
Order by Email
Enamels [!at] PackingHouseGallery.org
Order by Phone
Questions: 727-596-7822 Eastern Standard Time.
If we don’t answer we are most likely in the studio.
Please leave a message and we will return your call.
Thank you for your business and support.
use Joe Spencer's Original Bead Pulling Station. After making our
beads, we leave the beads with our light on for at least an hour. Then
we shut off the light and let them cool naturally usually over night. If
you do this in most cases your pieces will anneal fine without a use of
IF you have cracking you can try.
Anneal your bead or metal piece by keeping even heat on for a few hours in a Kiln. This will help
IF you have cracking.
You may have put to much Enamel on or forgot to enamel both sides of your piece.
Well we hope you have fun making some really nice artistic pieces. Enjoy.
Other info and questions our customers have....
What size are the jars that I will receive?
Jars are 1 1/2 inches across and 3/4 inch tall, see through plastic.
The beads do not come with your order.
The beads are 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.
Questions customers ask.
What size enamel mixes/ or frits are best for my needs?
small size frits are used for copper shapes, PMC pieces and small beads
made in the kiln or torch fired. The small size enamels work well with
cloisonné & champlevé works.
Our medium size frits are used for medium size shapes, PMC pieces and medium beads made in the kiln or torch fired.
large size frits are used for large size shapes, PMC pieces and large
beads and outdoor sculpture work made in the kiln or torch fired. The
large size is nice to do swirling with. The colors really pop.
Why do some enamel mixes/ blends cost more after 2016. ?
for over 40 years Joe purchased enamels with Thompson Enamel. He had a
lot of stock of his original colors on hand that he could sell, at the
prices he purchased from years ago.
When we started testing for
new color mixtures, unfortunately we had to purchase enamels at the
higher prices. We needed enamel to make the mixes and we needed to
purchase enamels from Thompson at the new prices. Which as you can
imagine, prices from several years ago, were cheaper than they are now.
This is just the way it is. We can't control that part of things. Sorry.
your enamel mixes work with 90 96 or 104 Coe glass? No not usually.
Some times it does seem to work and then months later the items begin to
Why is glass frit for bead makers cheaper than enamel glass frit?
Enamel glass frit is made special to work with copper, silver, gold and PMC and metal clays.
cost to produce the enamel is more. Add to that bead making frit for
90-96-104 glass makers is sold already shifted and sized for them. This
is not so when dealing with enamel.
Thompson enamels come in 6/325
size. We hand shift each color, several times before we even start to
make our mixes. A lot of love and labor there. But its so worth it.
Remember, the enamel colors spread with heat, so little bit goes a long
Joe Spencer’s Bead Making Technique Joe started
testing enamel techniques in 1965. In 1970 he started teaching other
artist how to work with enamel mixes and copper. Joe taught his bead
making techniques until about one week before he went to heaven in
August of 2016. He was 91 years young and was still teaching. He loved
sharing information and loved seeing the excitement of his students.
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.