Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal. Usually, a large kiln heated to at least 1500 degrees is used to achieve the bond. However, it is possible to use a torch-firing technique to achieve the same result — which students will learn in this class. First, I will lead the class in a mark-making exercise to stimulate ideas for their pendant. Then we will build on these ideas to design and saw a copper pendant. Next, we will apply several layers of enamel on both sides of the pendant to add color. Finally, we will use a graphite pencil to draw an image on the front of the pendant and heat the pendant one last time to make the drawing permeant by embedding it into the enamel. The result is a smooth, shiny, colored surface with a personalized drawing. Students can also create a satin, matte, or textured finish using
a variety of techniques and tools. The pendant can be worn using cotton cord.