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More cloisonné pendants

Today I have had another fun day teaching Steph a bit about cloisonné enamel on silver. The workshop was a present from her husband so she didn’t really know what to expect although she had done some basic enamelling on copper a few years ago, so knew a little about enamel.

We began by selecting shapes and sketching a little pattern each for the wires before cutting and fixing them into place. We then prepared some enamel colours by grinding and washing them (although, as usual, I had some prepared ready for us to use). Steph decided she liked one of my little bird pendant samples so explained how to break the pattern down to make the fine silver wire shapes in sections.

This is my piece – that is supposed to be a fish in the bird’s beak! It is approximately 18mm in diameter – a bit of a contrast with yesterday’s panels that are 250mm x 250mm.

At the end of the day Steph had made a little bird pendant; a pendant with an abstract pattern and earrings to match it and here she is wearing all her beautiful work.

She had really enjoyed her day – well done to her and to her husband I think!

If you would like to make your own unique piece of enamelled jewellery then please email me or see my class schedule

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