and enamel jewelry
kind of gemstone is that? People often ask me that question at art shows
when looking at my sparkling, colorful jewelry.
they are seeing isn't a stone. It's glass enamel fired onto my original
silver jewelry designs.
Enamel is ground glass with metallic
oxides added to create a wide range of brilliant colors. Artisans
have developed many enameling techniques over the centuries to take advantage
of this broad color palette. You'll see examples of several of these methods
on my web site.
I specialize in "plique-à-jour",
one of the most challenging enameling techniques. The
term means "light of day" and it describes the
luminous, stained glass effect that is achieved when
transparent enamels are fired into the openings of a design. The effect
is particularly stunning when used to create earrings,
which shimmer and glow as they catch the light.
it's a pair of plique-à-jour earrings, an enameled ring or a pendant
cast in sterling silver from a real leaf, many handmade
treasures await you when you browse my galleries of
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