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Enameled Jewelry as Personal Adornment

September 9 - September 10

| $320

Welcome to an enameling with foils workshop, a technique which is quite popular and easily learned.

The W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation invites you to choose and create two different but equally exciting possibilities:

Instructor - Josy Trageser

Instructor - Josy Trageser

Discover the use of transparent enamels and silver and gold foil in creating lapel pins as adornments, or if preferred, small flat or deep copper vessels.

Option 1

Option 1

Your own surprisingly elegant custom jewelry using silver foils in combination with opaque transparent enamels. Participants will have a choice of oval, round or triangular jewelry pins which consist of a copper base framed in a silver bezel frame with pin-backing. Items will be enameled, assembled and attached securely to clothing before leaving the workshop.

Firing and Finishing

Firing and Finishing

Broaches, foils and enameling materials to be supplied by workshop. Application and firing of a base coats front and back. Addition of foils, hand cut or punched in decorative shapes with scissors orcommercial punches available during class. Repetition of steps with addition of layers of foils and transparents until personal satisfaction is achieved. Finishing by setting of copper in bezel and securing back support . Participants are encouraged to bring manicure scissors (curved blade) or small other type of scissors for cutting foil shapes.

Option 2

Option 2

If preferred, small copper bowls and dishes will also be available to decorate with foils using same techniques .

You will always remember the satisfying, creative times bringing forth these beautiful “Objets D’Art”.

Please Note: Class size is limited, early registration is encouraged.

Class Registration

Pay for classes by credit card. You may also pay by check. If you prefer to use a credit card, please click the “Buy Now” button below. You will be able to use any major credit card. We handle our credit card payments through PayPal so you can rest assured that the transaction is secure and your information is safe.

Materials Fee:

To be determined by objects made – approximately $20 to $40


September 9
September 10


Josy Trageser


The Enamel Center
650 Colfax Ave.
Bellevue, KY 41073
+ Google Map
(859) 291-5901


If you plan to arrive the evening before, we recommend Comfort Suites, (Ph. 859) 291-6700), 420 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY and Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, 110 Landmark Drive, Bellevue, KY. Tell them you are visiting Thompson Enamel and you will receive a reduced rate for a standard room. They are located only 4 and 3 blocks respectively from Thompson Enamel.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

We understand that circumstances can arise causing a change in your plans, but we must adhere to a business policy. If too many cancel at the last minute, the Foundation loses money.

If you cannot attend the workshop date you have paid and registered for, you can always switch to another workshop that costs at least equal to or more than the workshop you registered and paid for without penalty. If the workshop you switch to costs more than the workshop you paid for, you will be responsible for the balance. If you switch to a workshop that costs less than the one you paid for, the difference in cost will be subject to the terms below.

If you need to cancel your workshop registration, a $15.00 processing fee will be charged against your refund.

If you cancel 2 months or less prior to a workshop - You will be charged 50% of your workshop payment. Less than 1 month will be charged 75%.

The exception to this policy - is if you can give us documentation of a medical emergency or if the workshop has to be canceled due to extremely hazardous weather conditions in traveling to our location.


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