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Paisley Necklace - Cloisonne Enamel Necklace - Enamel Cloisonne Paisley Pendant - Red Blue Yellow Paisley Enamel Necklace - Enamel Jewelry

A gorgeous handmade enamel paisley necklace. It is made using cloisonne wire in the traditional manner. The enamel (powdered glass) is first laid in several coats on the front and back, each coat is fired in the kiln at 1500 degrees to fuse the glass to the metal. Then the real fun begins.

Cloisonne is fine copper wire that is shaped and then fired in the kiln so that it adheres to the glass surface. Each tiny little piece of wire is shaped by hand and this is how the paisley was formed. Once the basic shape is formed in wire and fused to the glass, I filled each little cell with a different color, sometimes just picking up a few grains of glass on the head of a pin to place them in the proper cell. See my about page to see a cloisonné work in progress.

This process is repeated several times, firing each time until the glass comes up to the top of the wires. Then the piece must be leveled by sanding until everything is smooth. This is done by hand. Finally the piece is placed back in the kiln and fired so that it is glossy.
Cloisonne is an ancient art that is very, very time-consuming when done properly.

The background color in this piece is a striking deep maroon red- the paisley has many colors including sapphire blue, robin's egg blue, and 2 shades of yellow. Even better than the photos convey.

Once the enamel was completed, I made the setting out of sterling silver by hand and set the enameled piece just like a stone. The enamel is approx 1-1/2 inch long (3.8 cm) by 1 inch wide (2.5 cm) and the sterling silver chain is 16 inches long ((40.7 cm). The chain can be chained in style or length, just contact me.

This piece is One Of A Kind.

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Paisley Necklace - Cloisonne Enamel Necklace - Enamel Cloisonne Paisley Pendant - Red Blue Yellow Paisley Enamel Necklace - Enamel Jewelry

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: enamel, copper, cloisonne, sterling silver, sterling, red enamel, enamel and sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from Ohio, United States
  • Feedback: 250 reviews
  • Favorited by: 93 people