Diane Cook | Bohemian Rhapsody | Friday, February 3rd, 2017 | 9 am until 4 pm


This class is a further exploration into the world of torch fired enameling incorporating a new technique, I call “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  As I fall deeper in love with enameling base metals, I find myself dreaming of all the untapped possibilities.  Not only into the designs, but into the never ending array of color combinations that lie ahead, when using in this case, liquid enamels.  You will quickly discover how the soft silky glass powder allows you to mix every color imaginable within the color wheel in a new & exciting way.

In this class you will have the opportunity to design a ring, a pendant and/or earrings, using my newest enameling technique, along with mastering cold join attachments of tabs & rivets.

Hope you’ll join me!

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Instructor: Diane Cook

Date of Class: 02/03/2017

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Student Level: All

Type (project-oriented or techniques-oriented): Project-oriented

Class Fee: $145

Kit Fee: $42 (payable to instructor at class time and includes the use of the following tools):

Dry Liquid Enamel Kit (includes 8 colors)

Plastic Paint Pallet

Paint Brushes & Plastic Spoons

Synthetic Steel Wool, Pro Polishing Pad, Cards

Soldering Stands, Torches & Fuel

Steel Mandrels & Tiny Screwdrivers

Face Masks & Disposable Gloves

Texture Hammers & Brass Mallet

Metal Design Stamps

Dapping & Swaging Blocks

Klyrfire, Several Dry Enamels & Renaissance Wax

Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant Surfaces

Quenching Bowls & Pliers

Safety Glasses


Dremel Tool, Bits & Diamond Files

Patina Solution

Student Supply List:  

Sterling Silver Strip, 20 gauge, 3”x1/2” (for ring band)

Sterling Silver, Nickel Silver or Brass Sheet Metal, 20-22 gauge, at least 2, your choice of mixed metals, 6”x 3” piece

Copper Ovals, 1-1/4”x3/4”, 1-1/8”x3/4”, or Copper Discs, ¾” or 7/8”, 24-22 gauge


Copper Sheet Metal, 22 gauge, at least 1-6”x 3” piece

Fine Silver Round Wire, 14 gauge, approx. 6” per piece (ring or pendant)

Jewelers Saw & Saw Blades (#4/0, #3/0, #2/0 or whatever size you like to use)

Foam Sanding Block or Pad, Fine Grit

Bead Reamer

V-Slot Bench Pin & Clamp

Nylon Jaw Ring Bending Pliers

Nylon Domed Hammer

Metal Jewelry Files, #2 (half-round or flat)

Needle Files

Flush Cutters

Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round-Nose

Pliers, Double Nylon Jaw Flat nose

Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.50mm

Ball Peen Hammer

Rawhide Mallet

Wood Dapping Forming Block or this

Steel Bench Block/Rubber Bench Block or Small Towel

Metal Awl or Scribe

Black Permanent Marker, Ultra-Fine

Scissors & Ruler


Optional Supply List:

Metal or French Shears (a saw would allow finer cuts for the base plates on a ring or pendant)

Cut Lube (if you use it when sawing)

Etched Metal (Nickel Silver, Copper or Brass), 22-20 gauge (I will also have for sale in the classroom) or Sterling Silver Metal (22-20 gauge etched)

Flush Cutters (GREAT double Flush Cutters)

For Earrings:

Sterling Silver Wire, 20 gauge, approx 4-8” per pair of earrings

Wire Rounder Tool for ear wires

For Pendant:

Choice of chain & closure

Ear Plugs & Optivisors (if needed)


Instructor Email Address: rosajosies@yahoo.com

Instructor Website: www.rosaandjosies.net