I bought some metal beads at Flame Off because I wanted to try enamelling them. Here's the result,
Very tricky as the bead melts if held in the flame too long.
I also wanted to do a test piece before enamelling a copper heart I've cut out. I thought that nothing ventured nothing gained so made a few cells to take different colours. I soldered copper wire onto the base, filled the cells with enamel and melted them with my lampworking torch. Lastly I cut out the design and drilled a hole to turn it into a pendant.
If anyone can suggest a source of metal beads that do not melt so easily, I'd be grateful. I didn't enamel the back of the pendant as I think I should to avoid cracking and just left the pieces to cool on their own, no annealing but no cracking either.
Is anyone enamelling on the Forum that can give me any do's and don'ts?