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Enamel cloisonne female face - Honeymoon

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Cloisonné is one type of enameling, the process of fusing glass to metal. The cloisonné technique utilizes fine wires bent into the outline of a design to create compartments which are called cloisons in French. These compartments are then filled with thin layers of finely ground vitreous glass which has been rinsed many times in distilled water and wet packed onto a metal base with a small brush. I fire each layer in a 1500 degree kiln, and each piece has up to 30 layers. I use Japanese and French enamels which are prized for their intense color and clarity, and either fine silver or 24 kt gold wire to “draw” my designs. It is a time consuming and exacting process, which may take several days from design to completion. Every piece is one of a kind and completely handmade, a sparkling sentiment captured in materials that will not fade or decay with time. Photography is unable to truly capture the brilliance of these beautiful pieces of art jewelry created for you, by me, with love.

The Inspiration:I love to enamel female faces. I usually do them with no design. I just bend the wires and see what comes out. When this one was finished she looked like a bride dressed to leave on her honeymoon to me. She's fresh and lovely.

Accents: Setting was made by professional jewelers

Dimensions:

Cloisonné height, including bail: 2"

Cloisonné width: 1 1/2"

Length of necklace: approx 18"

Enamel cloisonne female face - Honeymoon


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: japanese enamels, fine silver, sterling silver, 24 kt gold, leather cord
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 21 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people