You have to learn the alphabet before you can write beautiful sentences. As with writing, when you’re enameling jewelry, you have to learn the colors you are working with and what they can do before you can create beautiful pieces of enamel jewelry. The individual colors are your enameling letters. Get to know them.
In this short video tutorial, Ricky Frank demonstrates how to create an easy-to-use enamel color sample board. Taking this step before you start working with enamels will allow you to see what each color looks like after it has been fired. It will also allow you to easily move the colors around, playing with which color combinations look best together. Ricky, a master enamelist, has been using this method in his own enameling work for decades. His simple tips and tricks will make the process quick and easy.