Cold Enamel

(5 customer reviews)

Cold enamel  is a way to add colour without the need for a kiln. Basic silver jewellery making skills are required.

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Class Level: Intermediate & up
Time: 10am-4pm
Class size: 6 maximum
Dates for the next workshop TBA. Please join the mailing list for updates.
Please note: we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on any of our courses. It is your responsibility to attend on the date, make sure you can attend before booking. Courses are for persons of 18 years and over.

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What is cold enamel?

cold enamel multi colour necklace

Multi coloured enamel copper shards

Cold Enamel is a wonderful way to easily add colour to your jewellery designs without the need or expense of a kiln. It comes in a wonderful array of inter-mixable colours, both opaque and translucent. Cold enamel can be used in different ways to compliment your work.  It can be used to embed wires, findings and stones or beads in to your designs, minimising the need for soldering. 

What will we do on the Cold Enamel day?

This one day workshop will introduce and show you how to use cold enamel at a basic level, providing you with the knowledge to carry on with the subject after the class. 

textured cold enamel earrings

Roller textured leaf earrings

In addition to the enamelling aspects, during this workshop we will look at easy ways to actually create textural and three dimensional jewellery that will contain the enamel. We will do this by using the fly-press to quickly create recessed areas in sheet metal. Then we will add texture to the surfaces using the rolling mill. We will also look at how to use the enamel in the actual construction of pieces of jewellery. You will also have the opportunity to enamel pieces that have been pre-made during weekly classes. 

This class will provide you with your first steps into using cold enamel within your current jewellery practice. it will help practicing jewellers to see the creative potential of this exciting medium. This is an introduction to cold enamel at beginner’s level. However, you will need basic jewellery making knowledge, including soldering and basic bench tool skills in order to achieve success on the day.

What’s included?

Enamel heart Earrings

Pink Hearts with embossed texture

All tools and equipment are included. The day will also include an extensive hand-out containing technical information regarding the technique of cold enamelling, how to mix the colours and the ratios involved for successful results. This is emailed to you following the class.

Materials are extra and payable on the day.

At Lunch time;

We are adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal where lunch may be purchased from the cafe or a pack up may be eaten at the picnic site. There is also a Morrisons supermarket close by with a cafe, cash point, etc. The studio is closed and locked over the lunch break and it is fine to leave any belongings if you wish.

Try something new….

Cold enamel is a great way to add colour and interest to your jewellery. So what are you waiting for? Book now and enter a world of vibrant colour and new techniques.

This workshop is open to intermediate and advanced students  – it is your responsibility to ensure you are booked on to the correct class for your level.

Please phone or e-mail to discuss your ability level if necessary. Refunds or transfers are not given for specialist classes.

Additional information

10am – 4pm


Intermediate to Advanced

Specialist Class

Sun 25th April 2021

5 reviews for Cold Enamel

  1. Kathy – from Belper

    Thoroughly enjoyed this course. It gave me the opportunity to add vibrant colours to silver or copper to produce jewellery. This was made by using the rolling mill and fly-press, we quickly made 4-6 pieces of jewellery to add the enamel to in the afternoon. Great surprise to see the fantastic finished products.

  2. Doreen Mills, Sheffield

    A very enjoyable day – relaxing and informative. It was good to try an alternative to glass enamel – it’s useful to pre prepare some pieces in class if you can. The studio is nice with plenty of equipment.

  3. Marion McDowall

    A most enjoyable day and was pleased with the results of using the cold enamel. I shall certainly use them again. Ange’s studio is well equipped and pleasant to work in.

  4. Louise Bullard, Greenhill, Sheffield

    Good to use the fly-press for something other than flattening! Very good day and the effects of the enamel on the rolled and patterned pieces look fantastic.

  5. Nicola Parsons, Chesterfield

    Fantastic day, really enjoyed the cold enamel. Was looking forward to using colour on my pieces and was not disappointed. Relaxed and very knowledgeable teaching as always from Ange. Great day.

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