File Size: 228376 KB
Print Length: 144 pages
Publisher: North Light Books (August 27, 2014)
Publication Date: August 27, 2014
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I just received my much anticipated Barbara Lewis book, Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: The Next Steps in Painting with Fire. I pre-ordered and was anxiously awaiting its arrival. I am relatively new to the torch-fired enamel craft and became enamored with this art form from a magazine featuring Barbara's work.Now, I have never touched a torch. I was also nervous about the about the whole fire thing and had certainly never set fire to anything. I am a beaded jewelry designer, who happens to love metal working. After getting Barbara's first book, watching her video's available on YouTube and her website: www.paintingwithfirestudio.com, I was hooked.A novice can pick up this craft and actually make something! Barbara's technique and illustrations and directions are spot on! I made beads the very first time I tried. It was amazing and I was hooked!The projects in this book are well thought out. Very well explained, photographed beautifully and I learned new techniques! It is a great jumping off point for MY imagination and creativity!!!! What a great resource!
Doesn't get any better than this! Barbara's first book was a tremendous enabler for all of us that love enameling, as well as being fun and easy to understand and with lots of really terrific projects included. THIS one is even BETTER, if you can believe it!!! If you aren't currently enameling but WANT to, or if you are enameling but only via kiln-fired or trivet-fired techniques, you will really really REALLY want to read her books, as they will teach you how to inexpensively set up so that you can quickly and easily enamel jewelry items whenever you WANT to. You can literally decide to make a piece and 15 minutes later it is FINISHED. No metal cleaning, no kiln to heat up--once you have the metal shaped the enameling takes place in only MINUTES. Try THAT by any other method! And if you are already torch-firing enamel pieces, this book will take you further down the path than you probably have imagined, and the projects included are really cool. What more can I say? BUY IT!!!
Yes, it shows the basic techniques for torch firing. But inspiring? No. The sample projects are so unnatractive it is hard to work up any enthusiasm for these methods. And no torch-fired enamel examples from competant professional jewelers are shown. Furthermore, the author specifies equipment which she sells and which seems way overpriced.
It cant get any better than this. I loved the detailed description of things that I could see in person. I will and have purchased all and any book she writes. Her books keep me focused too and remind me when I cant get to the live pictures. Barbara Lewis is the best of the best. My goal is to be able yo take any class from her so I can say thanks.
I've been waIting since April for Barbara's 2nd. book, finally it has arrived and of course I am NOT dissapointed !The colors are fabulous and the projects very interesting. Direction are easily followed by even the novice. Many hints to pick up from this very talented artist, you can feel the warmth of her personality come thru the pages ! Thank you Barbara. Hope to see you in Tucson again.Sandy Marquis, Vermont
I loved the first book and this one is also a treasure. It covers questions I had just from reading the first book. I love the part on making head pins by building up the enamel and then forming the glass into tiny flowers! I am excited to try the new techniques.
As usual, Barbara Lewis has jam packed tons of useful info into this book. It picks up where her first book left off. If you bought her first book, and have been bitten by the "painting with fire" bug, you will really like this book.
Fabulous follow-up to Barbara Lewis' first torch-fired enamel book. The pictures and explanations are great, and when I had a question that the book couldn't answer, I e-mailed the company & got a response. You can't go wrong with this book!
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