does anyone know how they do this?

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You can hard fire enamel this piece but you would need the specialized equipment. But I would guess that this was done with a red epoxy resin which is very affordable and doesn't require much investment. When you fabricate or cast this piece, you want to be sure to under cut your design to create a lip so that it will
keep the enamel or resin in place once either media has solidified.

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Greg Pauline
 

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fired enamel iss very fussy. it will fuse onto only very, very clean metal. copper and silver are primo for this. i have only experimented with the techniques. great things can be done with enameling, but like anything worthwhile- well-- you can gess the rest. it is handy to have a kiln, but not a requirement. ONE OTHER FACTOR TO CONSIDER: enamel has a brilliance and translucent quality that is far superior to epoxy and is available in a truckload of colors.
 
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fired enamel iss very fussy. it will fuse onto only very, very clean metal. copper and silver are primo for this. i have only experimented with the techniques. great things can be done with enameling, but like anything worthwhile- well-- you can gess the rest. it is handy to have a kiln, but not a requirement.
does fired enamel work well on nickel silver metal?
 

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