Magnolias are from one of the spring first bloomers in Australia. I’ve made magnolia cloisonne pendant to celebrate spring! I made it 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.
The diameter of magnolia cloisonne pendant is 3 cm
The chain necklace is sterling silver and is 52cm.