Mar 10, 2009

Enameled Jewelry



Give me metal and color and I am a happy woman. Enamels are a wonderful way to paint on metal. There are many techniques that artists can use to get the effect they want. The techniques I used for these two pendants are pretty fundamental, but experienced enamellists create elaborate works of art on their miniature metal canvases. Some of my favorite enamellists are Harlan Butt, David Freda, Marjorie Simon and Sarah Perkins.
http://www.harlanbutt.com/ ; http://home.att.net/~dfreda/wsb/html/view.cgi-home.html-.html ; http://www.marjoriesimon.com/gallery.htm ; http://www.mobilia-gallery.com/artists/sperkins/index.html

3 comments:

  1. They are very, very soft and exquisite. Thank you.

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  2. beautiful. My mother made an enameled piece of art when she was in high school and I've always thought it very pretty. I've never tried it myself, although it looks like something I would love to do.

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  3. You know, these are not very difficult to make and they are lots of fun. I very sure that the more detailed the work is the harder it is. I just love the effects you get from enamels. It feels like I am making something to last lifetimes.

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