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Enameling for Fun and Profit

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Submitter: I love a good crafting book. However, they need to have color photos. This book is from an era when color was not to common. There are many better book on this topic than this old book with color photos! Just try to imagine those beautiful enameled pieces in color!

Holly: Looks complicated. Have they come up with any easier techniques in the last 61 years? (Weed either way!)

Enameling equipment

Enameling stencils and cutouts

Enameling accessories

Enameling painted dishes

9 Responses to Enameling for Fun and Profit

  • Makes me think of Shrinky Dinks for some reason….

  • I hate craft books with out color pictures.

  • Enamelwork can be beautiful.

  • Why I can’t zoom at the pages anymore? Instead of zooming , I get a black screen, with a rotating circle in the middle as if something was going to download, but never does.It has been going on like that for weeks.

    • Hmmm, good question. When I’m logged into my Google account, the images come right up. When I’m not, I get the same black screen with rotating circle that you are seeing. All images are set to “public,” so I’m not sure what the problem is. I’ll work on that today to see if I can figure it out. Thanks for the heads up!

  • In reply to your question, not really. The basics of enameling were invented hundreds (even thousands) of years ago, and haven’t changed much since the invention of the electric kiln. You could probably use a computer to design stencils, and you might be able to use a specialized printer and inks to develop an overlay of some sort, but in the end it’s all hot metal and powdered glass.

  • Color photos would be nice.

    This is stuff from an exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. Enjoy.

  • This book would be a great companion to the vintage copper enameling kit I bought at an estate sale. It has the little kiln, copper blanks, and powders . . . I haven’t tried it, though.

  • Enamelling is complicated, and it’s fun! When I was in school, I took a crafts course that included enamelling, and I loved it. Still have a few bits of jewellery I made.