Thursday Tip – Stirring Liquid Enamel

Welcome to a new series of articles to do with enamelling and making jewellery that I intend to publish. I hope you find them useful. I plan to write them weekly, so keep checking to see my latest words of wisdom!! Seriously, I intend to write about issues and problems I have experienced (and hopefully overcome), and tips and shortcuts concerning enamelling and making jewellery that I have come across in the course of the past twenty years or so.

When a tub of Liquid Enamel has been left for a while, all the solid Material sinks to the bottom and it can be quite a long job to mix it thoroughly. I use a battery operated whisk, the sort that is sold in kitchen shops to froth up milk for milk shakes or cappuccinos. This makes the job quick and simple. Operate it in water after mixing to remove the enamel stuck on the blades so it is ready for next time. This saves me lots of time and I hope you find it useful too.

Comments

  1. Maria Arvidsson says:

    The latesti heard was that the water should be hot. I haven’t tried yet.

    • I have never tried it hot. I wonder if it might make it slightly easier to mix when it is very solid? Maybe. However, I always use cold water from the tap. I stir it with a stainless steel stirrer and then mix with my mini blender.