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Old 2018-02-03, 12:51pm
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Default Lampwork on enameled copper tutorials

Hi all, it's been eight years since I wrote and published these tutorials, and the technique has recently exploded in popularity.

I've been quietly giving them away for the last couple of years, but I think I've just come up on someone's radar--so to preclude for-profit redistribution of my (AFAIK, lol) original technique, I'm offering them here for free.

Also, please, if these links don't work, message me---I'm using Google docs, but I'm a novice.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KQ3...R0PWsM4wx/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rsh...j2IGks8Oc/view


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Random notes in no particular order:
1. I now anneal pieces with a heavy application of glass--rather than change the file, I just add this note.

2. Joan at Schlaifers has passed away, sadly.

3. While you can use the Thompson enamels formulated for glass as decoration, I do not recommend using them as a base layer, especially if you're going to add very much glass on top. A jar of white undercoat is a small investment in the longevity of your piece.

4. Be aware of the alloy on your copper. Roof flashing is cheap and easy to obtain, but some of it will form a layer of scale that cannot be worked away in the flame--your enamel will practically shed--very distressing if it happens once it's out of your hands. C110 is 99.9% pure, and again, a small investment if you care about the longevity of your pieces. I've also heard, but can't confirm, that some roof flashing contains arsenic.

5. Pardon the photo quality, lol, this is 8 years old, and my camera wasn't the greatest!

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thank you! these look fabulous!
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Thank you for your generosity!
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very generous, thank you
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Thank you so much! I purchased enamels, and now maybe I will actually make something with them!
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That is so nice of you; I've been wanting to try this!
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These are lovely. Thanks for your generosity!
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Is this boro or soft glass?

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Old 2018-02-05, 9:03pm
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Soft glass--104
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Old 2018-02-05, 9:44pm
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Carolyn - how sweet of you to offer these free. I've been curious about how the small components are made. Thank you.

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These are so great and a pleasure. Thank you.

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So wait, as far as your notes... a jar of white undercoat should go on first, both sides, and melt in before we add the enamel color?
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Old 2018-02-09, 9:11pm
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Not a whole jar, lol, but yes, 1010 as the base coat, both sides.
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lol ok, thank you
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Thank you so much! I have been wanting to try bead caps, as I bought a punch and copper and a doming tool and maybe some headpins. Will the Thompson's 104 sampler enamels I have collecting dust in my studio work? Do these not need to be annealed at all?

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Has anyone tried enameling stainless steel?
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Old 2018-02-15, 11:44am
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Thompson now says the 104 enamels are in the range that will fit copper, but they don't go as far as recommending them for copper. For learning, it should be fine--for selling, I would use the 1000/2000 series formulated to fit metals.
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