beads & caps & fans, oh my.

I deconstructed some iron beads yesterday and experimented with enameling them with the torch. It is a tricky affair. A balancing act with the mandrel, and the heat. I will need more practice to make these usable. I had a few pieces that I can use though. Here are some before and afters….

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Some half beads that function as bead caps. & some I hammered flat to see what happens…

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Enameled iron. I like the way the “fans” turned out the best.

#torchstillscaresmealittle

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