Enamelwork Supply Company

TOOLS

APPLICATION TOOLS

WET PACKING TOOLS
#2530-1 Spoon - $4.00    
#2530-2 Scribe - $4.25     
#2530-3 Set of both - $7.25     

Use the spoon to pick up grains of wet enamel and the scribe to lift them off of the spoon and onto your piece.

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BRUSHES
#2605-1 Fine point brush - $5.75   
#2605-2 Shader brush - $7.00    
 

Use these brushes for wet packing jewelry enamel or painting with painting enamel.

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SIFTERS
#2559-1 Small sifter (1/2" dia. X 1/2" deep) - $5.25 
#2559-2 Medium sifter (1 1/4" dia. X 7/8" deep) - $6.00   
#2559-3 Large sifter (2" dia. X 1 " deep) - $6.50  
#2559-4 Set of all 3 - $16.00      

Lightweight plastic sifters with 40-mesh screen for dry sifting 80 mesh enamel.

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#2612 Fine line sifter - $20.00      

These 6 1/2" long sifters can be used to sift fine lines of enamel. They come with a metal ring to slide over the knurled handle to release the enamel and a pipe cleaner tool to clean residual powder from the cone after sifting.

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#2578 Particulate respirator - $11.25

Made by the 3-M company, these respirators help filter out lead, arsenic and cadmium (possible enamel ingredients). They have adjustable straps, a nose clip and exhalation valve to make them more comfortable. Wear a respirator whenever using dry enamel e.g. sifting or grade screening.

CLOISONNE' TOOLS

#2623 Fine cloisonne' scissors  - $7.50  
#2624 Fine cloisonne' tweezers - $3.50   
#2625 Set of both - $10.00    

The thin, straight tips on these small scissors make exact cuts in cloisonne' wire. The thin tips of the tweezers can make precise bends in soft, thin wire.

ENAMEL PREPARATION TOOLS

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#2558 Mortar and Pestle - $28.00     

Use this pestle and 3" dia. mortar for grinding enamel lumps into powder, for grinding powder into finer grains and for mixing dry porcelain enamel with water. Grinding enamel that has started to deteriorate can improve it somewhat.

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STACKABLE SIEVES
#2560-1 100 Mesh Sieve - $13.25     
#2560-2 200 Mesh Sieve - $17.70    
#2560-3 325 Mesh Sieve - $35.00     
#2560-4 Set of all 3 - $64.00     
#2560-5 Solid Caps - $6.25/ pair     

Use these 5" sieves for separating enamel grain sizes. Enamel remaining in the 200 mesh sieve is ready for wet packing or dry sifting. Enamel that goes through the 325 mesh sieve can be used as painting enamel. Use the solid caps on the top and bottom of the sieve to keep enamel dust exposure to a minimum.

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STAINLESS STEEL CLOTH
#2535-1 60 Mesh Cloth - $6.00 / 6" X 6"         $16.30 / 1' X 1'     
#2535-2 80 Mesh Cloth - $6.00 / 6" X 6"         $16.30 / 1' X 1'    
#2535-3 100 Mesh Cloth - $6.55/ 6" X 6"        $17.90 / 1' X 1'     
#2535-4 150 Mesh Cloth - $6.55/ 6" X 6"        $17.90/ 1' X 1'    
#2535-5 200 Mesh Cloth - $8.00/ 6" X 6"         $21.40 / 1' X 1'    
#2535-6 325 Mesh Cloth - $10.00 / 6" X 6"       $26.00 / 1' X 1'     
 
Use this stainless steel cloth to make your own sifters and sieves. Directions included.

FIRING TOOLS

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THREE POINT TRIVETS
#2550-1 Three Point Trivet #1
(1 1/4" W. X 1 1/4" H.) - $4.65     
#2550-2 Three Point Trivet #2
(2" W. X 1 1/2" H.) - $5.30    
#2550-3 Three Point Trivet #3
(2 3/4" W. X 2 1/4" H.) - $6.35     
#2550-4 Three Point Trivet #4
(3 1/2" W. X 3 1/8" H.) - $6.60     
#2550-5 Three Point Trivet #5
(6" W. X 3" H.) - $8.40    

Three point trivets are best used to hold circular or near circular pieces, other shapes may fall off. Each trivet will accommodate several sizes of discs.

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FOUR POINT TRIVETS
#2551-1 Four Point Trivet #1
(1" X 3/4" W. X 3/4" H.) - $4.25   
#2551-2 Four Point Trivet #2
(2" X 2" W. X 1 1/2" H.) - $4.60

#2551-3 Four Point Trivet #3
(3" X 3" W. X 2 1/2" H. with legs) - $6.00
#2551-4 Four Point Trivet #4 (4" X 4" W. X 2" H with legs) - $8.60
    
 
Four point trivets will hold squares, rectangles etc. as well as circular shapes. Select these trivets according to the size of the piece you want to fire.

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#2552 Tri-Quad Stilt - $27.00

You can construct this stilt using 3 or 4 prongs. The holding area adjusts from 3" to 8 3/4". Very useful for holding bowls, trays and other larger objects.

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STAINLESS STEEL MESH
#2515-1 Stainless Steel Mesh
6" X 6" - $3.00    
#2515-2 Stainless Steel Mesh
1' X 1' - $7.00    

Use this light weight welded stainless steel mesh to make your own trivets. Useful for making special trivets for odd shaped pieces or for firing multiples.

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BEAD FIRING TOOLS
#2515-1 Stainless Steel Mesh
6" X 6" - $3.00   
#2515-2 Stainless Steel mesh
1' X 1' - $7.00     
#2587 Bead Mandrels 6" long
- $5.00/6 mandrels     

This stainless steel mesh makes excellent bead racks. The mandrels are also stainless steel and are .062" in diameter and have tapered ends that will fit through most of the holes in the copper beads shown in the "METALS" section. Coat the mandrels with Scalex (see the SUPPLIES section) to prevent your enameled bead from sticking.

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#2548 Firing Fork (22' long with heat shield) - $20.85   

#2549-1 Firing Rack
3" X 3" - $4.65    
#2549-2 Firing Rack
4" X 4" - $5.05    
#2549-3 Firing Rack
6" X 6" - $9.95    
    
The fork is used to lift the firing rack into and out of the kiln. Use the racks to support trivets. These heavy duty stainless steel racks are supplied flat so bend over 4 corners or 2 sides to raise the platform to accommodate a fork.


#2613-1 Light Weight Rack
(3" x 3"), platform area is 2 5/8" X 3 1/8" - $4.60    
#2613-2  Light Weight Rack
(4" X 4"), platform area is 3 3/8" X 4 1/8" - $5.25    
#2613-3  Light Weight Rack
(6" X 6"), platform area is 5 1/4" X 6 3/8" - $9.75   

These light weight stainless steel racks come with 2 sides pre-bent. These work well in small kilns and for lighter pieces. They are less of a "heat sink" than the heavier racks above.

#2592 Small Firing Spatula - $15.00

These are 9 inches long with a 2 1/2" X 1" platform. You will find these handy for use with small kilns such as Hotplate furnaces and Ultra-Lite kilns.

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#2518 Ceramic Plate (2 1/4" X 2 3/8") - $20.00
#2519 Alumina Tray
(3" X 3 1/4") - $25.00    
#2518-1 Set of both - $40.00     

The ceramic plate is a hard, non-porous, non-stick plate for firing small flat plique-a-jour or counter enameled pieces. Because it is non-porous it is easy to wet pack enamel directly on the plate without having the moisture wicked away. It leaves a nice smooth surface on the fired enamel. Use the alumina tray under it to prevent heat shocking the ceramic plate. Warm the plate + tray on top of the kiln or under heat lamps before and after firing. Note: you will probably need to fire longer than usual.
                                                         

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#2517 Clear Muscovite Mica (6" X 6", .005" thick) - $9.00 each    
                                                                                 - $42.50 / 5 sheets     
#2541 Black Phlogopite Mica
(6" X 6", .007 - .01" thick) - $24.00 each     
                                                                                          - $110.00 / 5 sheets     

Mica is often used as a temporary backing surface for plique-a-jour or to hold counter enameled pieces while firing. Small flakes of mica will adhere to the enamel but can be ground off or left as is. We suggest the clear mica for plique-a-jour but the black for everything else because it holds up longer to the high temperatures in the kiln. Reusable.

#2627 IR Glasses (shade 3.0) - $10.00    

These glasses are a plastic version of calobar lenses. They offer medium protection for your eyes from the infrared radiation of the kiln and 99.9% UV protection. Long-term unprotected exposure from looking into a hot kiln can cause cataracts. These are lightweight, have non-slip temples and come with a neck cord.

GRINDING TOOLS

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#2520-1 150 Grit Alundum Stone - $20.00 each      
#2520-2 220 Grit Alundum Stone - $20.00 each    
#2520-3 Set of both Alundum Stones - $38.00 per pair    

These 6" X 1" X1" stones are softer than carborundum and will take on the shape of the piece you are grinding. Good for removing a large mass of enamel.

Diasticks

#2528-1 120 Grit Diamond Pad Grinding Stick -$9.75  
#2528-2 200 Grit Diamond Pad Grinding Stick - $9.35   
#2528-3 400 Grit Diamond Pad Grind Stick - $8.80    
#2528-4 800 Grit Diamond Pad Grinding Stick - $8.80    
#2528-5 Set of all 4 Diamond Pad Grinding Sticks - $34.00   

These 6 1/4" long diamond sticks are wonderful for hand grinding. The 1 1/2" X 1/2" diamond pad is aggressive enough to remove enamel yet not as apt to gouge the metal like grinding stones can.

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#2589-1 Set of Long Diamond Sticks - $25.00 stick + 3 strips (1 each grit)    
#2589-2 Stick alone - $4.00 
#2589-3 60 Grit Strips - $31.00 / set of 5    
#2589-4 120 Grit Strips - $25.60 / set of 5     
#2589-5 280 Grit Strips - $24.65 / set of 5    

Set #2589-1 contains l stick + 3 grits of diamond abrasive. The stick is 1' long with a 6" strip of velcro attached. The diamond strips are each 6" long and velcro backed so they are easily changed. The long length of diamond allows for a long grinding stroke. A lot of diamond for your dollar!

Diapad

#2573-1 120 Grit Diapad Hand Lap - $24.50   
#2573-2 200 Grit Diapad Hand Lap - $20.25  
#2573-3 400 Grit Diapad Hand Lap - $16.25   
#2573-4 800 Grit Diapad Hand Lap - $16.25   
#2573-5 Set of all 4 Diapad Hand Laps - $72.50    

These hand laps have diamond abrasive laminated to a flexible, sponge like foam material. Each pad is 2 1/4" X 3 3/4" and works very well for grinding larger pieces and curved shapes. Also works well with very small shapes which can be turned upside down and ground on the upturned Diapad.

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#2590-1 Diamond Disc Set - $15.75 with Dual Lock Mandrel   
#2590-2 60 Grit Discs - $10.25 / set of 5     
#2590-3 120 Grit Discs - $8.95 / set of 5     
#2590-4 280 Grit Discs - $8.10 / set of 5     
#2590-5 400 Grit Discs - $7.40 / set of 5     
#2590-6 800 Grit Discs - $7.40 / set of 5     
#2590-7 Mandrels - $33.50 for 5 Dual Lock Mandrels

The Diamond disc set #2590-1 contains 5 discs (1 of each grit) + a mandrel. Each diamond disc is 1" in diameter and Velcro backed. The mandrel included with the set has a 1/8" diameter shaft to fit your Dremel or flex shaft. The Dual Lock mandrel provides a tight hold.

#2502 Large Glass Brush (5/8" dia.) - $54.00   

These 6" long, rubber sheathed, glass fiber brushes work well for burnishing metal. They will shine metal without scratching the enamel and do not break or wear out as fast as many smaller glass brushes. Use as is and cut off sections of the rubber sheath as the brush wears out or remove the sheath and wrap with string to unwind as bristles wear down.

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#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.

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#2630-1 Cerium Oxide Discs with Mandrel - $15.00 00 / 5 discs + Dual Lock mandrel.

#2630-2 Cerium Oxide Discs - $9.00 / 5 discs alone

Cerium Oxide provides the final touch to polish-finished enamels. After grinding your piece with
finer and finer grits of grinding materials, go over the enamel with cerium oxide to add luster. The Dual Lock mandrel provides a tight hold.
 

#2635 Siltex Firing Cloth (11" X 12") - $5.00

Siltex fabric is made with pre-shrunk amorphous silica and is ready to use for enameling. The weave is fine but will leave a slight texture on the enamel. Siltex cloth can be re-used many times at normal firing temperatures and in most cases will not stick to either previously fired or unfired lead-bearing jewelry enamel.

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#2640 Diamond Bur - $4.25 each

This 1mm diameter bur is my "go to" tool for removing stray grains of enamel from a fired piece. It is also useful for opening up a bubble in the enamel for refilling.

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#2642  Firing Basket Kit - $39.95         #2643  Extra Baskets - $20.00 each

This is one nifty kit! Used for both kiln firing and torch firing, it comes with a basket that serves as the trivet and a fork with a removable handle. The basket holds both round and rectangular shapes. The upturned ends of the fork keep the basket from sliding off when moving it into the kiln. The basket has its own stand eliminating the need for a firing rack. The handle can be screwed into the basket and held for torch firing from underneath. Or the basket can be set in a tripod for torch firing. Holds discs and squares up to 3.5" in diameter and oblongs up to 2.5" in the short dimension.