kyleanne1

Handmade Cloisonne Enamel Jewelry

Atlanta, Georgia On Etsy since 2008

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Handmade Cloisonne Enamel Jewelry

Atlanta, Georgia | 34 Sales

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Last updated on March 17, 2011
Welcome to my shop!

I am a formally trained silversmith, but enameling is my passion! Cloisonne is an ancient metalsmithing technique first developed in the early Byzantine era, and is possibly the most easily recognized enameling technique. Enamel is a ground glass, and melts in a kiln at 1400 - 1500 degrees F. The process involved consists of many steps, and is very time-consuming, but I love it!


Cloisonne is an elaborate style of enameling, a process of fusing powdered glass to metal in a kiln that is around 1500 degrees. During this process I hand bend tiny wires then fuse them to a fine silver base. the wires create little areas that i then fill with layers of different colored enamels. I hand-grind all of the enamels i use, so they have the consistency of sand. each individual enameled piece has been fired between 5-15 times. Once the enameling is complete, i grind and polish the enamel, as you would a stone. I hand-make all of the bezels out of sterling silver. Each piece can take anywhere from 10-24 hours to complete, from start to finish. If you have any questions please feel free to convo me.

I use fine silver as the base metal for all of my work, and the cloisonne wires are either fine silver or gold. Many of the enamel colors i use are leaded, but they are safe to wear (as long as you don't chew on them for long periods of time!) All the pieces i have listed in my shop are set in sterling silver, but i can make them in gold. Enamel is glass, so it will never fade or loose its color. These are pieces that will be around for a long time.

Cloisonne is a very intensive process with many steps, so please allow 4-6 weeks for custom orders.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal
Returns and exchanges
Exchanges are available for most items.
Payment
I currently accept PayPal, which is a secure online payment system. I require payment within 24 hours of the purchase. If payment is not received within that time, I reserve the right to cancel the order. If you need more time, just contact me and let me know.
Shipping
I will ship your order as soon as payment is confirmed, if the purchase is made on a weekend or holiday it will be shipped the following business day. I use both USPS and UPS, if you have a preference please let me know at the time of purchase. Insurance and expedited shipping are available at an additional charge if desired.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love doing custom orders, using your design or one of my own. message me through etsy or email me at kyleannejudson [!at] bellsouth.net. Custom orders usually take about 4-6 weeks depending on the size and detail, but i can usually complete a piece in about a week for an additional charge if necessary.