There they sit… staring at me… every time I sit down to torch! My name is Nancy and I am enamel challenged. I bought a sample pack of all the colors a couple years ago and had every intention of figuring out the mystery of enameling. But I just can’t seem to get the hang of them.
A few days ago I saw a set of beads that Kaye Husko has listed in her Etsy store. I loved the colors she used so I got my enamels back down. How hard could it be to roll on some powders? I set everything up… made my beads… added the enamels and stringer… put them in the kiln. So far so good right? The next morning I anxiously pulled out my beads and this is what I found…
I’m really disappointed with the focals. The middle one – YUCK! The smaller beads don’t look too bad in this picture but they’re not what I wanted. So for now the enamels are back up on the shelf. I guess I’ll leave the magical powders in the hands of Kaye, JC and others. I’m not defeated ~ just frustrated!
I don’t play and experiment nearly enough. I hate wasting the glass and my time! But if I want to continue to grow in my art then I need to get over those feelings. So I’m going to get those darn enamels back out again in a couple weeks and try again. In the meantime, maybe I’ll pull out the copper mesh thats been sitting next to the enamels… 😉