Thursday, September 25, 2014


Who knew when I purchased a kit and tutorial for enameling from Barbara Lewis that it would change my life?  I was looking for a way to stand out in a jewelry crowd and came across her web site Painting with Fire.  I couldn't order the kit fast enough.
The next year she had a book come out that hit #1 on Amazon Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry.  I also got to meet her and her husband at Philly Bead Fest and we became friends.  
Imagine my surprise when she asked me to contribute a piece for her newest book Mastering Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry.  There were only four of us.. and we each were asked to create a piece using the color wheel .. I got complimentary colors.  I had to figure out what colors to use and then what to design.
I used one of my favorite components, vintage leaves I purchased a few years ago from CJS Supply in NYC.  I made a lot of them.  Then I wire wrapped them to a vintage chain and added recycled silk ribbon.
 My reaction to getting my own copy of the book autographed by Barbara reminded me of this scene in one of my favorite movies..

Make sure to check out my other contributors fantastic designs

Laura Guenther - Blueantiquities
Heather Kelly Marston - Crystals, Stones and Wire: Jewelry by He-He Beads
Carol Dee Myers Czt - Carol DeeZigns

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