“Honey Bee Necklace” was Inspired by a workshop with enamellist Ken Bova at John C. Campbell Folk School. In this two-plus hour workshop, students will learn basic simple sawing techniques and how to create a variety of extraordinary colors on copper using only 533 liquid enamel and a torch! Students will saw out the bee pattern plus the tabs on the back plate. Liquid enamel mixing techniques will be covered along with application and torch firing skills. Students will learn how to make a complete finished Bee Keeper Necklace. Beginners are my specialty!
Student Supply List –
Copper (or silver) 2 1/2″ 24 gauge square
Domed copper disk
Map gas torch or acetylene
1.25 mm or 1.5 mm hole punch
Water bowls (2)
Small ball peen hammer
Small flush cutters
Magnifying glasses or Opti-visor for close-up work
Other Materials optional:
# 2 and/or #4 saw blades
Potato Chip Disks
Rio copper rivets or sterling rivets
Rivet hammer with knife-edge striking edge
Flat-edged striking tool for rivets
Ball peen hammer
Variety of copper back plates (with bee hive pattern) and front plates
Copper tube for bail if desired
background w/ beehive pattern
background without bee hive pattern
2 patterns & bails
copper domed disk
Some of these items can be purchased either on http://enamelwarehouse.etsy.com
This class will be available 24/7 for at least one year from date of purchase!
Kits can be purchased at Enamel Warehouse – https://enamel-warehouse.com
After this video is purchased, please ask to join the Facebook Group “Honey Bee Necklace Video Workshop.” We will share photos, patterns, etc., and ask/answer questions.
I plan to hold at least one Zoom conference with students to answer questions and show works in progress!