Metal Enameling is a state 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Metal Enameling.
What you can do in this project: try enameling earrings, pins and other jewelry; learn to attach fasteners; create original designs and patterns
Resources: 4H158, Metal Enameling Members Guide
CIR009, Metal Enameling Leaders Guide
Want to learn more about Metal Enameling? Try the links below.
Metal Enameling Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including metal enameling. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.
The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.
- Application for Registration as a Registered Judge for Wisconsin Fairs (1 page, 20 KB) Form to use if you want to become a registered judge in Wisconsin.
- Tips for County Fair Exhibitors (1 page, 10 KB)
There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Metal Enameling Project. Just follow these links!
About.com: Jewelry Making
Source for information on supplies, designs and ideas.
Find information on all levels of soldering, fabrication and other metalsmithing topics.
Glass on Metal: The Enamelist’s Magazine
Excellent on-line enameling resource.
Great Web Sites for Kids
List produced by the Association for Library Service to Children. Categories include the Arts.
For more information on 4-H Metal Enameling Project, contact the following:
UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.
UW-Extension State Specialist: Christina Rencontre