MAGICAL METAPHOR for the UNIVERSE - pin-pendant, cloisonné enamel, 24, 22, 14 kt gold, fine & Sterling silver
Cloisonné enamel panels are set like jewels in ornate silver or gold pieces. Thin, fine silver or 24 kt. gold wire, called cloisonné wire, is cut and formed into chambers which are fired (standing on end) onto an enameled, metal base. They create cloisonné chambers that become design lines as well as chambers to separate colors.



ENAMEL
Powdered glass is washed and painted onto metal (silver, or gold) and fired many times in a kiln. Layers of glass are built up in order to create imagery, shading, color, contrast and depth. Each cloisonné enamel piece is fired 20 to 30 times at temperatures of 1400° to 1500° F.

Cloisonné enamel panels are set like jewels in ornate silver or gold pieces. The large portion of my current enamel work is cloisonné enamel. Thin, fine silver or 24 kt. gold wire, called cloisonné wire, is cut and formed into chambers which are fired (standing on end) onto an enameled, metal base. They create cloisonné chambers that become design lines as well as chambers to separate colors.

GOLD SILVER COPPER
Metals are forged and textured with symbols of my own imagery, chased with hand-made tools, then filed, buffed and finished. Created cloisonné enamel panels are carefully set by hand in the gold or silver metal work. Gemstones or pearls are used to enhance the finished pieces.




cloisonne enamel - 24k & 18k gold, 999 & 925 silver "Universal Thoughts"
cloisonne enamel pin / pendant
24, 22 & 14 kt. gold; 999 & 925 silver
Through the use of these materials I'm able to create pieces which express the essence of experiences I've had in my life and allow me to bring these personal "stories" to the wearer!!


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