I’ve made the purple forest pendant mainly using vitreous enamel and sterling silver. Enamelling is done over copper blank. First, I made the 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. This is a technique called “cloisonne”.
After finishing the enamelling, I set the piece in sterling silver as the pendant. I have also set a tiny citrine to add shine to the piece. This pendant depicts a purple forest at night 🙂
The diameter of the enamel is 2.7 cm and the height of pendant from bail to the stone is 5 cm
The chain necklace is made of solid sterling silver beads and is about 53 cm.