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.”
There is a new kid on the block! Hirosawa Japanese Enamels
Everyone likes to try something new sometimes and with the beginning of a new year, why not! Beautiful clear enamels!
Yes, with the closing of Enamel Works Supply last year many enamelist did not know where they were going to find their loved Ninomiya Enamels. But luckily Master Enamelist and Jeweler Merry-Lee Rae’s talented daughter, Mack decided to tackle the opportunity.
In her research to import these beautiful enamels she found a diamond in the rough…Hirosawa Japanese Enamels. They are clear, brilliant, great reds and oranges. I have tried quite a few and added them to my permeant collection *)
Give it look at www.enamelartsupply.com and she also has Ninomiya leaded enamels.
Happy New Years, Patsy
As Lisa Bialac-Jehle puts it "Simple" How to use Graphite on Enamel How to use graphite on enamel? Counter enamel on copper: Fire • White or other light enamel: Fire • Lightly etch the surface with glass etching cream. I use Etch-All For around 10 minutes. (Follow...
In some incidences setting of enamels from the front is not always an option. Here Larissa designs her amazing jewels with beautiful designs in the front of the frames of the enamel jewel. I have been asked to show how she achieves this by setting the enamel jewel...
Foil for Enamelist By Coral Shaffer Foil for enamelist is something we all need to examine to be able to use them successfully in our jewels, and Coral has written a great article here for us! Enameling foils, heavier than leaf but thinner than aluminum foil, are...
I enjoy custom cloisonné. I do not want to wear what everyone else wears and I am sure you also like to be an individual and make your own statement! Here is a custom cloisonné project that was very interesting for me to be involved in. The Parrot. I was contact to...
Here is a Champleve Butterfly, I wanted to share how I work with clients on custom request. and how I create champleve. enamel jewels. ...
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...
The Matilija Poppy and The Mendocino Poppy Project
The Plique a Jour “Poppy” is complete! This has been project by myself and Tom Herman to benefit the Mendocino Art Center. After several years of work by Tom and I, the magnificent plique a jour jewel will travel, with Sotheby’s of NY. Watch for the auction called “Majestic Jewels” mid April
Check out our 2 year journey at http://alohilanidesigns.com/matilija-poppy/
Visit the Poppy at Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER
12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA Booth 430
New Show Dates 2018 Friday, Nov 2 11AM-9PM Saturday, Nov 3 10AM-6PM Sunday, Nov 4 10AM-5PM
We have finished the Mendocino Poppy Project. It has been a work of love and an amazing journey. Now we head to NY stay posted to find out what luck art lover walks away with the 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.
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