Welcome to my blog about Enamels & Enameling of Cloisonne Jewelry Techniques, Plique a Jour, Champleve and many other Enamel Jewelry Techniques. This site is a donation of everyones time to share and further the education of the fine art of enameling. 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!!
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.
“The Dragon” for Whoopi Goldberg
I joined this past year Elisa Melegari a designer, in creating a jewel called the “The Dragon”. Named by the client Whoopi Goldberg. This bracelet and ring combo was inspired by the bracelet designed by Alphonse Mucha and executed by George Fouquet, “The Serpent” 1899 for Sarah Bernhardt.
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 Bas 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.
We are making progress.
Working on matching enamel colors.
More saw piercing, with the stigma enhanced with a yellow diamond! It is almost time to start the enameling.
Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry and Metal Arts
Spring 2017 | 6-day workshop
Oct 1- 6, 2017
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Join me for 6 days of enameling! If you prefer imagery or abstract representation, whatever your design dreams are, I will help you take your work to the next level with this classical and exciting technique. A study of color will be our beginning, gaining theory knowledge , a better understanding of shading, gradation, and layering enamel to make your jewels standout among others.
I work with each student prior to the workshop, individually, to create their own design of a beautiful jewel. This way I am sure you will walk away with a beautiful jewel you will be proud of for years to come.
Everyone will develop color knowledge starting with watercolors. Even though this is a different medium, watercolor translates very well to enamel and is more forgiving as a learning tool. Primary theory of transparent, opaque, and opal enamels will be studied and applied to a sparkling background of fine silver, combined with ribbons of 24k gold wires that create the cells. Filling these cells with colors of fine enamels will bring each “jewel” to life.
New Work Developing You know how I love our oceans.
My current jewel coming title “Oceans”
I have created for some time now jewels of the oceans, hoping the clients wearing them would be a sign that they also care. Maybe signaling to others their love. A few images of my current cloisonné progress.
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.