Enameling Hotline of Cloisonné and Many Other Enameling Techniques

Alohi Lani Designs, cloisonne jewelry 

 

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

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 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!

Plique 5

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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Patsy Croft Kiln #55-IP, front 

 

 

 

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.

Valeri Timofeev

                      FIRST PLACE IN THE SAUL BELL AWARDS 2014  

                      MERRY-LEE RAE WITH THE “BOBCAT SECRET”

    Merry-Lee                                  FABULOUS! FIRST PLACE IN ENAMELS 

 

 

Here is a good idea to help teach our children how important our ocean is and how to protect it.  The magazine put out by the Cousteau Foundation is available quarterly for kids. You can also sign up for 30 magazines each quarter to donate to a class room! 

http://www.cousteau.org/kids/   OUR OCEAN FEEDS US!

 

A note from the Cousteau Family,

Jean-Michel Cousetau's Ocean Futures Society Email Quote

The Jean-Michel Cousteau Dispatch
 
August 2014 Issue
Dear Patsy,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.

Join Us!

 

Support!
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.

 

Thank you,

Jean-Michel Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau, President

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11 Responses to “Enameling Hotline of Cloisonné and Many Other Enameling Techniques”

  1. alicia k says:

    hello – i looked on line for your dallas workshop but it’s not showing up on the calendar. do you have any more information?
    thanks

    • Patsy Croft says:

      They do not have the calendar updated at the moment. Probable next month. It will be three days Fri – Sun, 10 – 6. We will saw pierce fine silver into the form of a pendant. Using 18 ga fine silver, and float enamels in the cells.

      Thanks for the interest. Patsy

    • Patsy Croft says:

      Alicia, they have it posted now, if you are interested in coming. Patsy

  2. rose says:

    Hi there,

    I have this enamel ring that is very old but damaged, and I am wondering if there is someone in New York who can repair it. But first of all: is it repairable? If you’d like, I have more photos I can send as well, but I can only post one at a time here…

    Thank you for your expert advice!

  3. Hi Patsy, Thank you so much for the information on hard enameling! I always check your website first … because usually I’ll find the answer here! All the best, Barbara

  4. Concepcion says:

    Superb website you have here but I was wondering if you knew
    of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
    I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback
    from other experienced people that share the same interest.
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Kudos!

  5. Wayne Houston says:

    Hi Patsy,

    I am looking for information on how to make both transparent and opaque caucasian skin colors. Thanks in advance for any help you might offer.
    Thanks,
    Wayne

    • Patsy Croft says:

      Hi Wayne,

      Thanks for the visit.I want to share a couple of photo to answer your question. Some reason I can not add them here so I will start a new Topic and call it Painting Enamels. It will show up on the top left of the site.

      Let me know if I can be of further help, Patsy

  6. Kerri says:

    Great info and site! I hope you do not mind my curiosity but I am looking for more plique a jour info on classes. I am interested in Cloisenee for a few distinct applications- but feel led into plique a jour for its aesthetic relief when used for accent.

    I realize that the plique a jour is the higher tier of enamelling arts- but think it would accentuate a myriad of my own personal interests well.

    I am trying to establish a few contacts and build a few relationships with artists who are indeed educating their public- and your site is definitely one of my favorites!

    Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you- By the way- I too, have taken a course at Wildacres- Fred Sias’s lost wax casting- and am looking into John Campbell and William Holland for classes- any reccomendations of instructors or starter books that are not coffee-table books?

    Thanks again. And I look forward to communicating more with you as time goes on!

    Kerri Duncan
    Silver Forge Studio

    • Patsy Croft says:

      Hi Kerri,

      Thanks for the visit. Contact Diane about classes here “http://www.plique-a-jour.com” she is currently have classes and is in the Miami area. On casting try Tim McCreight’s book Practical Casting Rio has it item #550-185. He is very clear in his teaching techniques.

      Have fun and visit again, Patsy

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