Welcome to my blog about Enamels & Enameling of Cloisonne Jewelry, Plique a Jour, Champleve and many other Enamel Jewelry Techniques. This site is a donation of everyones time to further the education of the fine art of enameling.
Each Topic on the left of this page 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 and many other Enamel techniques.
I create Gold Enamel Jewelry, from my own designs and 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. If you ever want to take your enamel jewelry, plique a jour or cloisonné jewelry to the next level do not hesitate to contact me to help. I only create the finest enamel jewelry.
Come join me:
—The Craft Guild of Dallas, October 3-5 2014, Introduction to Plique a Jour Enameling, Registration is open. Call the front desk and sign up today, 972-490-0303 www.craftguildofdallas.com
A couple of simple designs to get you started.
Drill out cells or saw and file them out, then fill with beautiful colors of enamels!
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 it out here Kilns
We just had our first International order ship! Very exciting.
Three great artist of the enameling world need to the recognized for their talent, love, and dedication!
Mr Carpenter of Thompson’s Enamel is 98. He provided us with beautiful leaded enamels for decades and in the 90′s converted these to unleaded enamels. He started the magazine Glass on Metal to unite artist to learn and share their work. And was the founder of the Enamel Society. Many thanks to Mr Carpenter!
Valeri Timofeev is the Master of all Maters of Plique a jour visit him http://valeritimofeevenamels.com Sadly Mr Valeri Timofeev past, Jan 4 2014.
FIRST PLACE IN THE SAUL BELL AWARDS 2014
MERRY-LEE RAE WITH THE “BOBCAT SECRET”
FABULOUS! FIRST PLACE IN ENAMELS
Any enamelist taking on work I have a client in need of a pin/pendant. The jewel is two flags in 14k gold, the US and Romanian. A family member is becoming a US citizen, in the next two weeks. 8/11
A note from the Cousteau Family,
The Jean-Michel Cousteau Dispatch
August 2014 Issue
Seas the Day!
My mission in life is to connect the ocean to the existence of every human being. My father used to say, “People protect what they love’” and so I am proud to be involved in a new dive center on Petit St. Vincent.
It is my personal hope that by encouraging people to explore the ocean, they will also be inspired to support eco resorts that follow sustainability measures in remote corners of the world. I feel confident that we can create ambassadors of both the ocean and land for generations to come. We have to share this important message: “Protect the ocean and you protect yourself.” Let’s get wet!
Commit to making a Difference!
Just over a month ago, I was in New Caledonia for Oceania 21, a three-day summit on Sustainable Development in Pacific Island Nations. Presidents, prime ministers, government officials, scientists, concerned residents, and I stood in solidarity to address the future of their nations and the epic battle they will all face as climate change continues rising to their doorsteps.
In light of the severity of climate change on these low-lying regions of the world, we must speak up and spread the word about the plight of the Pacific island nations. What is your commitment to reduce the use of fossil fuels?
Celebrate our Oceans!
What fun ocean adventure do you have planned in the near future? For me, I am excited to be sharing an amazing experience with over 20 families for the 16th annual Jean-Michel Cousteau Family Campon Catalina Island on August 13th -17th. Together, we will enjoy the spirit of family engagement while learning about the wonders of an island ecosystem, surrounded by lush kelp forests and vibrant undersea life. Sharing these adventures with others is what keeps me, and our incredible staff, returning each year. This is our inspiration. It serves as a reminder that the next generation is getting love and support from their parents and a deeper appreciation for all life on our water planet. When the kids come back from a hike or snorkel adventure lit up with enthusiasm, we know those moments will remain forever. And it is those special moments in nature that touch the heart and can change the direction of lives.
We depend on public support. Your charitable, tax-deductible contribution allows Ocean Futures Society to fulfill our mission and collaboration with others is crucial. Ocean Futures Society is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2014 From Here to Now to You tour andAll At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community.
Jack’s charity is also matching every dollar (up to $2500) contributed to Ocean Futures between now and September 1, 2014.
Thank you again for your ongoing support for Ocean Futures Society and for joining our efforts as we continue turning the tide, making a difference globally, expanding our efforts, and protecting and improving the quality of life on our blue planet, Ocean.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, President