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Here is an easy project once you have done some soldering. I think it opens a wide range of possibilities for rings, necklaces, and bracelets ( why not more? ). Just think of the possibilities of just circles. You can even make thick and thin ring shapes to create a cuff bracelet. Some of the
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My view on metals to wear usually depend on your coloring. Redheads and blondes look better in gold, but these days days gold has gotten so expensive that I encourange my customers to buy the metal they can afford. I am a redhead and personally love working in Silver, I like to add color to
What an interesting question. I had foot surgery 2 weeks ago and I decided a couple of months ago to prepare by making fine silver links for necklaces of different sizes. I also decided to order myself some wood for carving. So, I started carving a deep relief acanthus leaf. Okay, so surgery. Have I
Enamel was at its most important in European art history in the Middle Ages, beginning with the Late Romans and then the Byzantineswho began to use cloisonné enamel in imitation of cloisonné inlays of precious stones. This style was widely adopted by the “barbarian” peoples of Migration Period northern Europe. The Byzantines then began to use cloisonné more freely to create
The Greeks were enameling gold jewelry as early as the 5th century B.C. Caesar found the Celtic inhabitants of Britain enameling in the 1st century B.C. During the Byzantine era, 4th through 12th centuries, numerous enamel religious works were made. Fifteenth century artisans in Limoges, France, perfected the use of enamels in a painting technique.
Vitreous enamel is glass bonded to a metal surface. The most common glass is a fusion of silica, soda, lime, and a small amount of borax. A wide range of colors are produced by incorporating certain elements, mostly transition metals. The physical properties of glass can be controlled to permit bonding to most metals,
Often times we think of enamel and shiny paint or finger nail polish. But, I’m talking about the stuff we use of metal, copper, fine silver (.999% pure), or gold 18 k yellow or 22K yellow, that needs to be heated to allow it to stick to the surface. Vitreous enamel is glass bonded by
Jennifer here: just got back from an international enameling conference held in Gattllinberg Tennessee and took two fantastic courses: one that pushed my ability to use enamels in amazing ways and you’ll see new work coming from this soon and the other was an amazing chasing and repoussé course that I took from Megan Corwin.