Thompson 80-mesh lead-free enamels are the jeweler's choice for copper, gold, low-carbon steel, fine silver, fired copper clay and fine-silver clay. This medium-temperature vitreous enamel can be kiln fired or torch fired at temperatures from 1,400°-1,500°F (760°-815°C).
Opaque colors are the easiest to use, and are available a wide variety of brilliant shades.
Translucent colors are normally applied on top of a white base coat, so you can see the true color of the translucent enamel unaffected by the color of the base metal.
Clear enamel can be used on its own or in combination with other colors.
Opalescent Thompson 80-mesh lead-free enamels are a lovely, delicate choice. Opalescent colors are normally applied on top of a base coat of your choice. Experiment to find your favorite combinations!
Available in 8-oz bags, 2-oz jars and small sample sizes. (Sample is approximately a teaspoon. Exact quantity varies.)