Torch-Fired Enamel Workshops — Now on Demand!

Eager to learn more about Barbara Lewis’ unique torch-firing enamel technique? Would you love to attend a workshop, or even better yet, spend some quality one-on-one time with Barbara? Well, now you can!

We are pleased to announce the release of two brand new Creative Workshop DVDs — Torch-Fired Enamel Basics and Creative Torch-Fired Enamel Techniques.

Torch-Fired Enamel Basics

In this dynamic workshop, Barbara Lewis, author of the popular Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry, introduces the basics of torch-firing enamel and demonstrates how metal becomes the canvas for creating beautiful beads and jewelry elements in stunning color.

  • Learn the basics of enameling tools and setting up a workstation.
  • Explore step-by-step applications for working with transparent and opaque enamels, working with assorted shapes, enameling delicate objects, creating your own head pins and more.
  • 70 minutes of premier workshop instruction.



Watch a preview of Torch-Fired Enamel Basics here:

And watch as Barbara teaches our intrepid editors to fire their very first beads in this video outtake:

Creative Torch-Fired Enamel Techniques Create beautiful beads and jewelry elements as metal becomes your canvas when you learn the basics of torch-fired enamel jewelry. Barbara Lewis will introduce you to a variety of creative enamel applications, from working with liquid enamels to working with decals to creating firescale designs. This video is structured around the creating of a wonderful no-solder bezel bracelet and includes full instructions on a variety of metalworking techniques.

  • Discover creative enameling techniques such as adding decals, combining colors and over-firing.
  • Step-by-step techniques show you how to create a stunning finished no-solder bezel bracelet that combines metalworking with enameling.
  • 75 minutes of premier workshop instruction.

And don’t miss our interview with Barbara:


And if you are interested and haven’t already picked up a copy of Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry, here’s a little teaser:
Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry
combines beading and wire-working techniques with the intense beauty of torch-fired enameled beads. Metal becomes your canvas as you learn the basics of enameling with a torch, then dive into 22 exquisite pieces, ranging from quirky ?cattywampus? earrings to ethereal pendants to delicate multi-stranded necklaces. Find out how easy it is to create unique and colorful enamel pieces in this innovative, comprehensive guide to the world of torch-fired enameling. Inside you’ll find:

  • A hands-on, in-depth approach to enameling beads, pendants and other metal findings using a torch instead of a kiln
  • An extensive enameling workshop, with information on equipment, materials and safety considerations
  • Tips and tricks for making truly unique pieces: learn how to modulate color, create burnt edges and manipulate the gas/oxygen ratio to achieve color flashes and smoky hazes.
  • Jewelry and metal-working techniques, from wire-wrapping to etching copper sheet, that create a perfect backdrop to your stunning enamel creations.



Both the DVDs and the book are available for sale in the North Light Shop, or look for them at your favorite hobby, craft or book store or your favorite online retailer. And click the links for access to digital downloads and e-Books:





Maybe you’d like to check out a FREE PDF download before you buy:



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