Enameling Suppliers

There are many supplies and tools that are important to creating good enamel pieces. I will list many of the supplies here that I use for my enamels, but keep in mind that not all of these will be useful for everyone. I think that what works for me will not necessarily work for others. Further, there are typically several different ways to accomplish the same thing.

The way this list is organized is by the items used from beginning to end. I may change this at some point but at first thought it seems like this way it’ll be easier to visualize why the tools are needed and when they might be useful, rather than having a giant list.

Lastly, for the most part I will keep the explanations for the supplies here pretty limited. My intent is that this is simply a list of items, and their respective uses can be located elsewhere in my procedure documents.

List of Supplies

Design & Resist



Sanding and Polishing

Shop Tools and Supplies

Note: These are not all entirely necessary for just enameling.

Where to Obtain Supplies

General purchasing information. There are several different online vendors that are useful for enameling, so cataloging them all in one place is helpful for parsing through.

-   riogrande.com
    -   copper metal (18ga max)
    -   jewelry creation materials (saw, birds beak, etc.)
-   contenti.com
    -   pitch bowl and gravers (for engraving)
    -   dapping block (doming medallions)
-   thompsonenamel.com
    -   general enameling supplies
    -   some metal (riogrande seems to be better)
    -   enamel tools (glass brush, kiln fork, etc.)
    -   metal foil
-   e-namels.com
    -   large amount of leaded and lead-free enamels from various
-   paragonweb.com
    -   kiln
    -   kiln stuff
-   amazon.com
    -   ferric chloride
    -   general supplies
-   https://closeoutjewelryfindings.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1970
    -   copper chains for creating necklaces
-   https://closeoutjewelryfindings.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=947
    -   steel rope chain, 250ft. 
-   https://www.fusionbeads.com/Base-Metal-Bar-Pin-Silver?size=63
    -   pin backs to make pins
-   https://www.fusionbeads.com/round-artistic-wire?gauge=7
    -   wire to create pins
    -   10 or 12 gauge