#2540 Thompson Enamel Workbook edited by Tom Ellis - $11.25
This thin paperback book explains the "science" involved in enameling. This is information hard to find elsewhere and will help you understand why things happen as you enamel.
#2621-1 Printed Catalog (alone) $5.00
#2621-2 Printed Catalog (with order) $4.00
The catalog lists all the supplies offered on the web site plus 3 pages of photo copied color charts.
This is a compilation of every useful facet of etching metal that I have learned over 35 years. In step-by step detail it covers resists, etchants and baths and includes a chapter on problems and possible solutions. The appendix has sections listing recipes, etching options, supplies and suppliers, health and safety information, resist comparisons, bath comparisons, sources of information, a glossary and an index. Photographs and diagrams help you visualize the processes. The book is spiral bound to stay open as you work from it.
I wrote this for enamelists looking for some quick projects to add to their repertoires. Directions for ten different projects are included: toner transfer, stencils, sgraffito, pencil marks, embossed foil, botanical prints, screen prints, beads & threads, engravings, and formed foil. The book is spiral bound to stay open as you work from it.
#2620 Set of Color Charts - $15.00
This folder holds 15 pages of color charts printed on photo paper. All the enamels with all the versions shown on the website are included.
In this book I describe the Japanese enameling techniques I learned in Kyoto at the Inaba Cloisonne Company in the 1980's. Six topics are coverered: general Japanese enameling procedures, yūsen-jippō (cloisonné), ginbari (embossed silver foil), shōtai-jippō (plique-à-jour), musen-jippō (wireless cloisonné), and shizumi-jippō (overcoated design). The techniques are descirbed with sufficient information for you to try them yourself. The text is accompanied by color photos and black and white illustrations. The book is spiral bound and will stay open as you work from it.
#2647 Screen Printing with Enamels by Coiral Shaffer - book $20.00
My newest book covers the versatile technique of screen printing. Each facet of screen printing is covered from making the screen to applying the enamel through it. These are the chapter headings: The Screen Printing Set-up; Drawn, Painted and Cut Stencils; Thermal and Photo Stencils; Printing with Jewelry Enamel; Printing with Painting Enamel; Printing on Foil and Decal Paper; Round Up (comparisons of different approaches); and an Appendix with a glossary, charts, DIY information, materials, suppliers and internet links. The books are spiral bound and will stay open as you work from them.