#2508-1a .5 Oz. Clear Styrene Jar with Lid (43mm. dia.) - $4.50 / pkg. of 10
#2508-1b .5 Oz. Clear Styrene Jar with Lid (43 mm. dia.) - $35.00/100
#2508-2a 1 Oz. Clear Styrene Jar with Lid (43 mm. dia.) - $4.50/10
#2508-2b 1 Oz. Clear Styrene Jar with Lid (43 mm. dia.) - $35.00/100
#2508-3a 2 Oz. Natural Polypropylene Jar with Lid (48 mm. dia.) - $5.50/10
#2508-3b 2 Oz. Natural Polypropylene Jar with Lid (48 mm. dia.) - $45.00/100
#2508-4a 8 Oz. Natural Polypropylene Jar with Lid (70 mm. dia.) - $9.00/10
#2508-5a 20 Oz. Natural Polypropylene Jar with Lid (89 mm. dia.) - $2.00 each
#2508-5b 20 Oz. Natural Polypropylene Jar with Lid (89 mm. dia.) - $15.00/10
These jars with screw on lids are handy for storing or washing enamel. The ounce rating refers to water and because enamels are approximately twice as heavy, a .5 oz jar will hold 1 ounce of most enamels. The 20 ounce jar will hold a kilo of enamel.
This micro-crystalline wax is non-abrasive yet will clean dirt and oil off of fired enamel, provide a barrier against fingerprints on finished pieces and will help prevent tarnish. It will buff to a high gloss and is especially nice as the finishing touch for polish-finished enamel pieces.
#2553 Scalex (pint) - $15.00
This oxide inhibitor prevents fire scale from forming on bare metal areas. It can also be used as a bead release on bead mandrels. And painted on to a fired counter-enamel it will allow you to place a piece directly on a firing rack and keep it from sticking.
#2516-1a Etchall Glass Etch Dip (4 Oz.) - $18.00
#2516-1b Etchall Glass Etch Dip (16 Oz.) - $40.00
#2516-1c Etchall Glass Etch Dip (32 Oz.) - $75.00
#2516-2a Etchall Glass Etch Creme (4 Oz.) - $17.00
#2516-2b Etchall Glass Etch Creme (16 Oz.) - $38.00
#2516-2c Etchall Glass Etch Creme (32 Oz.) - $70.00
Etchall Glass Etch will give a lovely matte finish to your enamels. The Dip can be used to completely remove enamel from a failed piece. The Creme can be applied to 3-D surfaces or to selected parts of a piece. Both are reusable and much safer than hydrofluoric acid.
#2544 Klyr-fire (pint) - $6.75
A popular pre-mixed holding agent. Use it full strength to adhere cloisonne' wires to a 2-D surface or to attach foil to a fired enamel. Use it diluted (I like 1 part Klyr-fire to 5 parts water) to mix with wet-packing enamel when applying to a 3-D surface or for spraying on to a 2-D or 3-D surface when dry sifting. Burns off in the kiln.
#2523 Lily Root Powder (1 Oz.) - $6.50
Dissolved in alcohol and then mixed with water or Klyr-fire this makes a very tenacious adhesive for holding cloisonne' wires onto a vertical surface. It also works well for adhering heavier elements such as seed beads or mille fiori. Burns off in the kiln.
#2562 Penny Brite (7 oz.) - $6.00
An excellent cleaner for copper and silver. It removes both tarnish and grease. A safe cleaning agent for you and the environment. I like to use this with a denture brush available in drug stores.
#2561-2 Sparex #2 Pickle for Copper or Sterling - $7.75
This 2 1/2 lb. container makes one gallon of solution when mixed with water. Use separate vats for copper and sterling. Dispose of used solution appropriately. Contact your local waste disposal utility to find out how.
#2502-1 Large Glass Brush (5/8" dia.) - $54.00
These brushes burnish the metal without scratching the enamel. Also see the string wrapped glass brush under "tools".
#2513-1 PnP Blue (5 sheets) - $10.00
#2513-2 PnP Blue (25 sheets) - $43.75
#2513-3 PnP Blue (50 sheets) - $75.00
#2513-4 PnP Blue (100 sheets) - $125.00
These 8 1/2" X 11" sheets make a fast and easy resist for metal etching with Ferric Chloride or Ferric Nitrate. Use a toner based printer or copier to copy your design onto the blue paper. Then transfer the resist design onto your metal with, for example, a household iron. This is a "positive" resist which means that the lines you draw will be protected and remain raised after etching. Directions included.
#2627 IR Glasses - $10.00 per pair
These IR Glasses will help protect your eyes from the infrared and ultra-violet radiation that comes from a hot kiln. Over time there is a potential for cataracts to form on your eyes if you use no protection.
#2578 Particulate Respirator - $10.50
You do not want to inhale lead-bearing or lead free enamel dust. This can happen whenever you are using the enamel in a dry form like sifting. This respirator helps protect you from the lead, cadmium, arsenic and other potentially dangerous ingredients in the enamel. Ventilation that pulls the dust away from you is a further protection.
#2547 Firing Gloves - $38.00 per pair
These gloves are comfortable and flexible allowing you to easily grasp the handle of a firing fork or spatula. They are heat resistant and keep your hands from burning as you put pieces into and take pieces out of the kiln. They are made of Kevlar and are asbestos free.
#2568 Eutectic Solder (.5 oz, approx. 33" wire coil) - $11.50
Eutectic Solder is used to solder onto enameling metals before enameling. Its relative high melting and flowing points keep the solder from flowing when the enamel is fired. Eutectic solder contains only silver and copper and can be depletion gilded and enameled over. Best used on silver. Can also be used on copper if no transparents will be fired directly onto the copper.
#2616 Blu-Stic (1 oz.) - $3.00
This is the consistency of Elmer's Glue and will hold cloisonne' wires, seed beads etc. tightly on the vertical surfaces of 3-D forms. Use in moderation.
This is a good holding agent for holding thin layers of enamel on a 2-D surface. I like to use it when I need a thin coat of enamel over silver foil to keep it from tarnishing. Brush on the oil, wipe off the excess, sift on dry enamel, tip the piece over to remove all but one layer of enamel and fire. This holding agent does not need to be dried before firing.
#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.
#2629 String Wrapped Glass Brush (7" X 11/16") - $24.00
These glass brushes from England have flexible bristles which allow you to reach down into recessed areas to clean. Very handy for cloisonne' wires and champleve' pieces. Unwind the string to expose new strands of fiber glass as the brush wears out.
Citric Acid makes a safer, although slower, pickle than Sparex. It should be heated for use. Dispose of used solution appropriately. Contact your local waste disposal utility to find out how.
#2646 Charbonnel Gold Leaf Size 2.5 oz. (75 ml) - $15.00
This is my favorite adhesive for adherring metal leaf and foil to a fired enamel surface. It changes from wet to tacky to dry / non sticky. Applying the metal leaf or foil while it is tacky insures a close bond with the enamel. Instructions included.