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Enameler

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Summary

Apply decorative enamels to jewelry articles.

What does an Enameler do?

Applies decorative enamel to jewelry articles, such as pins, earrings, insignia, and award medals, using handtools and electric oven: Cleans jewelry in baths of acid and water, and scrubs surfaces with brush. Mixes ground colored enamel and distilled water, according to specifications. Applies enamel of various colors to designated areas of jewelry to form specified design, using spatula or pick. Places metal tray containing jewelry in electric oven to melt and fuse enamel to jewelry. Immerses jewelry in baths of acid and water to remove oxide scale. Rubs enameled surfaces with abrasive stone to smooth and remove excess enamel. Reheats enamel in oven to produce luster.

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