Enameling Kilns designed by Patsy Croft. Built with the jeweler of enameling in mind.
An alternative to the trinket kiln. It can be challenging at times to get your jewel as well as the trivet in the trinket kiln. I have designed these and had them built because I am asked daily to recommend a kiln for enameling. These are awesome. You can store it on a shelf, take it out and plug it into a regular outlet. It is up to enameling temperature in 5 Minutes! When you open the door to check the enamel jewel it returns to temperature in seconds. We will be offering digital controllers in the near future if you are interested.
Built-in Analog Pyrometer, fires quickly to perfect enameling temperatures. Fire brick interior for superior heat control and stainless steel exterior. Heats to 1500 degrees in 5 minutes!
Two year warranty. Built to last you a life time! Made in the USA!
$475.00 plus a flat rate of $55.00 shipping. Allow two weeks for delivery.
Link to the Kiln page to purchase, http://alohilanidesigns.com/enameling-kiln/
I am excited to be able to have these little guys built and get them out to other artists. I have been asked for years what kiln I would recommend and I have seen problems with most of them unless you could afford to spend several times this amount. These kilns are solid and sturdy. They do not rock or wobble, or have to click in a notch to close, making it easier to place your enamel jewel in place and not fall over. It will handle the 4″ trivet without a problem.
Happy Enameling, Patsy Croft
The Trinket Kiln works very well for enameling and cloisonne jewelry projects. You can purchase a thermostat that reads 800, 1300 and 1550 degrees F. With this temperature controller you can set the your desired temperature as for enameling on most metals at 1400 – 1500 degrees. With this set up you do not need a digital controller.
Here I have a piece of mica to use as a plate to sit my jewel on. And the flat nose pliers make it easy to place the jewel in the kiln and take the hot enamel jewel out. If you use a new sheet of mica you need heat it alone in the kiln a couple of times to break it in. If not it pops and your unfired enamels will not be in the place you originally placed them.
Here is another trivet you can use and still have enough clearance to close the top and not touch the enamel jewel. With my flat nose pliers I can retrieve the trivet without touching the enamel jewel.
The kiln is available at Rio Grande Tools www.riogrande.com/Product/Ultralite-Kiln-for-Granulation-or-PMC/703016?pos=1
Here are a couple of trivets I have made when nothing else worked.