Torch fired enameling at TACS

Published 11:48 am Friday, March 23, 2012

Left: Flower earrings by Kim St. Jean. Right: Green flower earrings by Kim St. Jean. (photos submitted by Julia McIntyre)

Kim St. Jean will bring her “Torch Fired Enameling and So Much More” workshop back to the Tryon Arts and Crafts School (TACS) on April Fool’s Day weekend. The workshop will introduce students to the art of enameling with a torch.
St. Jean, an award-winning artist, instructor and author, will teach students some of her favorite techniques, such as enameling metal without a kiln and cold connections. At the end of the workshop, students will walk away with several jewelry pieces they have designed and created themselves.
St. Jean has been teaching jewelry classes for 13 years. She has been published in numerous magazines, appeared on several beading/craft television programs and recently had her first book published, “Mixed Metal Mania.” St. Jean was also named one of the top 10 instructors in the country by the editors and readers of “Bead & Button” and “Beadstyle” magazines.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students should pack a lunch, as well as their twit hat (a large man’s handkerchief). All materials and tools will be supplied by Kim St. Jean; additional supplies and tools will be available for purchase during the weekend.
Advance registration for all workshops is required. For more information about the instructor or workshop, including tuition and supply costs, contact TACS at 828-859-8323 or More details and examples of projects are available on the TACS website,
TACS is a nonprofit crafts school located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon.
– article submitted by Julia McIntyre

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