I’ve made flying birds cloisonne necklace mainly using vitreous enamel and sterling silver. Enamelling is done over a fine silver foil fused on a copper blank. First, I made a copper blank and counter-enamelled it. The enamel coat on the pieces’ back and surface is the result of applying several layers of enamel grains. I have bended and shaped the silver wires, and fused them on the basecoat enamel on the blank. Then, I start filling the created cells using enamel coats. After applying each layer, I fire the pieces in my kiln at around 785 degrees celsius.
After finishing the enamelling, I set the piece in sterling silver as the pendant. I also set a faceted ruby to complement the shine and pink-purple colour of enamel.
The diameter ofgold tree cloisonne is about 3.1 cm
The chain necklace is sterling silver and is about 47-48 cm.