Copper Enameling

 

Category: Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies
Skill Level:  1
Original Honor:  1972
Adventsource Honors Handbook PDF
Adventsource Catalog: #005370 Patch Order (must have approved order login) (link from adventsource)
Wikibooks.org Article/Answer Key
Originating Institution:  North American Division

Requirements:

 

1. Know the difference between low-temp and high-temp enameling.

2. Name the materials on which the low-temp process can be used.

3. What is the proper method of cleaning items to be enameled? Why is it important to clean items to be enameled?

4. How is copper finished to prevent tarnishing?

5. Name the tools used in enameling.

6. What heat sources can be used for low-temp enameling? What safety precautions should be followed?

7. How are pin backs and magnets attached to the back of metal pieces?

8. Make at least five items using the following techniques:

a. Swirling 
b. Stencil 
c. Threads
d. Mosaic
e. Scraffito

NOTE: The high-fire firing for this honor need not be done by the candidate. This honor may be earned using either the high-fire or the low-fire enameling.