Welcome to my blog Enameling Hotline of Cloisonne Jewelry Techniques and others such as Plique a Jour and Champleve Enameling Jewelry Techniques. My site is a donation of everyones time to share and further the education of the fine art of enameling techniques. I am very happy to answer questions to help you, but please ask here and not emailing me directly. It save me time and others can share also. Thanks!!
Here I share my life’s passion and inspiration with anyone whom wishes to read. I am thankful I began this portion of my art career with little- to no, instruction. I did not live here in the US where there was a knowledge base and to my advantage my knowledge came from trial and error and today I continue to build on trial and error.
I find the quest of knowledge “How, Why” builds more knowledge. And I have to say to the young one’s, don’t be in a hurry, stop, try things, fail, see, discover.
Each Topic is a chapter that is constantly growing as I add demos and information to them. So visit often and learn the beautiful art of Cloisonne, Chamlpeve, Plique a Jour and many other Enameling techniques.
I enjoy teaching enameling and other forms of jewelry making. If I can be of help to you to advance your love of this art please visit my page One on One Classes.
As an enameling artist, I create gold enamel jewelry custom enamel jewelry. It is wonderful to help a client design a unique piece of jewelry that is like no one else’s. I don’t know about you, but I do not like to look like everyone else. I am a unique individual and want what I wear to say so. Visit www.closionneenameljewelry.com to see my creations
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A Fine Arts major from Florida State, she has a varied art background ranging from photography, drawing, fabrics and clay, to her passion art jewelry. She has traveled the world gathering inspiration from all of her adventures, and now works to create her own wearable interpretations of the natural beauty she has encountered. Patsy is passionate about the ocean and the planet and donates a portion of all profits to various environmental preservation groups. She creates from the finest quality silver, gold, enamels and gemstones.
“I have created this site so we can share as artists. It is a wonderful a way for me to give”
“Custom Cloisonne Jewelry and Custom Enamel Jewelry are a delight to me. Contact me if I can create a jewel of your very own inspired personal adornment! All of my creations are One of a Kind Jewelry, whether in Cloisonne Necklaces, Cloisonne Earrings or Enamel Jewels such as Plique a Jour, I am thrilled to design for you.”
How to create plique a jour with Tom Herman and Patsy Croft. Plique a Jour is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent...
This is what I call Enamel Test Plates! Raj Lathigara, Ph.D. is serious about his journey in enameling. Getting to know your product is so important. I completely understand we are so excited when we see this beautiful art for of enameling, we just want to jump in and...
Here are some of my favorite colors in leaded enamels. As you will see I mostly use transparent enamels. A few great colors to get you started. Yellows B15 B30 …these two are true yellows H24 N26 N27…these three are green yellows Orange 109 Shippo Red B8...
Properties of Opalescent Enamels. Okay, get ready for this. Most modern day opalescent enamels are not truly opalescent but rather semi transparent. A true opalescent is a mixture of two immiscible enamels. (Immiscible Definition Immiscibility is the property where...
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The Matilija Poppy
Tom Herman you probably know as www.sevennfingers.com and I have begun to work on the Matilija Poppy. He is a true Master of sculpting metal into ornamental patterns using Bass Relief techniques, as well as engraving and saw piercing.
Follow our journey to raise funds to support the Mendocino Art Center at http://alohilanidesigns.com/matilija-poppy/ The jewel we are creating will be auctioned later this year. The replication will be Plique a Jour Enamels on 18k Gold.
More saw piercing, with the stigma enhanced with a yellow diamond! It is almost time to start the enameling. Check out the progress here http://alohilanidesigns.com/matilija-poppy/
Kilns for Jewelry, Enameling, PMC, Glass and Ceramics
My KILNS for enameling and other artist needs. Jewelers, potters,glass work, and PMC Kilns. They are hot, fast, portable and most affordable. Kilns with 5 Star reviews!
Here is a quick view of our 55F-IP model. This is the 5 x 5 interior with an Analog controller. I have just launched my dedicated website for these kilns. Check them out here – KILNS
We just had our first International order ship! Very exciting.