GildedMoonCreations

♥ Hand drawn gold leaf pendants by Claire Russell ♥

Dursley, England · 0 Sales

GildedMoonCreations

♥ Hand drawn gold leaf pendants by Claire Russell ♥

Dursley, England 0 Sales On Etsy since 2018

Announcement   Welcome my friend, to the wonderful world of Gilded Moon Creations! Handmade with love X

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Last updated on 07 Aug, 2018

Welcome my friend, to the wonderful world of Gilded Moon Creations! Handmade with love X

Claire Russell

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All the pendants for sale and on display at my studio in Gloucestershire

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All my pendants and larger verre eglomise pieces on display at my studio in Gloucestershire

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All about Gold Leaf and the art of Verre Églomisé

All the gold leaf I use is hammered and supplied by Habberley Meadows, Birmingham, UK. Habberley Meadows can trace their roots in gold leaf gilding and gilding supplies back to 1874 and is run by the founders direct descendants.
Gold leaf comes in a huge range of grades, colours and shades, depending on the other precious metals thay have been mixed with. So, I have chosen 3 of my favourite shades to work with:
22¾ct Egyptian leaf (one of the highest grades of gold leaf) A warm honey yellow gold.
21.8ct Moon Gold (a high grade mixture of gold, silver and palladium) A soft grey biege with a hint of pink.
7.2ct White Gold (a mixture of gold and silver) A warm grey silver.

A brief History of Verre Églomisé:
Pronounced Verr Egg-loam-eezay, it is a term used to describe the application of gold leaf on glass into which designs are etched. The technique of Verre Églomisé, it is believed, to date to the pre-Roman era. However, an 18th century French decorator Jean-Baptiste Glomy (1711–1786) was responsible for its revival and his name became synonymous with the decorative procedure - Églomisé.

The process of Verre Églomisé:
The glass panel or cabouchan is gilded using a gold size (glue). Once dry, the gold can then be drawn/etched onto. The etched side is the ‘wrong’ side, as the image will be viewed the opposite way around. Once the etching is finished it is painted with a black enamel paint to seal and protect the gold.

N.B. The pendants are delicate and cannot get wet, as the gold size (glue) will desolve and the gold leaf will peel off the cabouchan.

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  • Claire Russell

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    As an international award winning artist, bespoke picture framer, frame restorer and gilder, Claire combines her extensive knowledge of gilding with her life-long love of drawing to create unique Verre Églomisé pieces, just for you!

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