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Torch-Fired Enameling: The Immersion Method

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Get fired up! Make vibrant enameled pieces in mere minutes — no kiln required!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with tools & supplies recommended by Barbara
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Barbara Lewis
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Create colorful custom jewelry as award-winning author Barbara Lewis guides you step by step through the immersion method of torch enameling. All you need are a few affordable tools and a torch from your hardware store and you're ready to paint with fire! Set up a safe, efficient workstation, and learn how to properly hold, heat and dredge iron beads to create a variety of beautiful effects. Discover the creative potential of steel wire as you layer opaque and transparent enamel to create bright, rich hues. Then, add eye-catching embellishments to copper and brass with textural enamel, sgraffito, firescale and even personalized decals. Along the way, Barbara reveals her expert tips for evenly heating your jewelry, preventing cracks and chips, and enameling gorgeous pieces that are uniquely yours.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Intro to Torch-Fired Enameling
Meet your instructor, enameling artist Barbara Lewis, and learn more about the techniques covered in your class. Barbara introduces the types of enamels and metals you'll be working with and shows how to set up your workspace. With a simple clamp, you'll be able to secure your torch to a table or bench for hands-free operation. Barbara shows how to manage the flame and find the "sweet spot" for enameling.
2. Enameling Iron Beads
3. Enameling Steel Wire
4. 6/20 Enamel on Copper
5. Enameling Brass: Flowers & Angel Wing
6. Decorating With Sgraffito & Liquid Enamels
7. Personalizing Pieces With Decals

Recommended with this class

  • MAPP-gas canister with Hot Head torch head, bracket, hose clamp and table clamp
  • Enamels: Powdered, liquid and threads
  • Metal blanks, beads and wires such as copper, iron, steel and low-zinc brass

Taught by

Barbara  Lewis
Barbara Lewis
Barbara Lewis is the founder of the Painting With Fire metalworking studio. She has authored two books: Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: A Workshop in Painting With Fire, which was named Amazon’s "Best Craft Book of 2011," and Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: the Next Steps in Painting With Fire. Barbara has also contributed to numerous jewelry-making books and publications. You can learn more about Barbara on her website,, and her blog:

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