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

church window

 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!




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.


My venture in enameling recently has led to broadening my development of Plique a Jour.  A magazine cover from a Garden and Gun a few years ago really triggered it.



My first though when it arrived was “how beautiful this flower would be in plique! You might have seen the first jewel I created from this image,

Pitcher-Plant-PendantAnd it won me a place as a finalist in the Saul Bell Awards that year. So I am off again creating plique a jour jewels. First, a picture plant, then a morning glory.




I will keep you posted on how they are going! Keep Enameling, Patsy



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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?

    • 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.

    • 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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