No wonder enameling stays popular for centuries-the art of melting glass onto metal creates colorful and imaginative designs that hold their luster 100 years later. Almost any metal object is fair game, and the projects featured here include spoons, plates, vases, beads, jewel boxes, goblets, ceramic panels, rings, and doorknobs. The various firing methods are easily mastered (despite their intimidating names)-from traditional techniques such as Cloisonné, Champlevé, and Plique-à-jour, to more experimental styles such as Raku-fired and Ginbari Foil Embossing. Photos of completed projects accompany close-ups of each step of applying and working the enamel. Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning results such as the Basse Taille Pendant, Champlevé Panel, Cloisonné Brooch, and an Exotic Forest Necklace.