InstructionsI start with sketches, see additional pictures. Then I sawed out a piece of copper sheet metal, cleaned the metal and placed counter-enamel onto back of copper which was heated in a kiln at 1500 degrees for about 5 minutes. Next a thin layer of opaque white Shauer enamel is sifted onto front of copper and heated in kiln for about 5 minutes. Gold and silver foils must be cut between paper and ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Whimsical, Traditional
Copper sheet metal, sterling silver sheet metal, sterling silver square wire, pure silver cloisonne wire, sterling silver 2 part pin back, pure silver foil, 24kt gold foil, Shauer enamels: opaque white, opaque black and transparant. Two-part Epoxy.
What was your inspiration?
The transition of one metal to another.
What are you most proud of?
The movement in the enamel.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Learn basic metalsmithing and enameling techniques. I have been working with metals for 39 years and studied enamels while a student at Parsons School of Design.