That Rubber Stuff

Tuff Break is the name of “That Rubber Stuff”  I use to set my cloisonné enamel jewels.  For several reasons in all my settings of enamels jewelry. One it adds protect the counter enamel while setting, by giving the enamel piece a cushion which help me not crack the piece during the process of closing the bezel over the delicate enamel edge. Secondly, it removes that clingy sound of the enamel against the metal once the piece is complete.

Many enamelist use glues or a piece of plastic behind the enameled piece and even sawdust.  I feel this adds a more professional element to the cloisonné jewel.

See my setting cloisonné enamel jewels  http://alohilanidesigns.com/setting-cloisonne-enamels/ and you will get a better picture what I an sharing here.

I purchase That Rubber Stuff  from Katharine. Their phone number is 1-800-637-6694 and company name is Anrob (Andrew Roberts Inc) in Masachussetts. You can find her contact in Resources.

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  1. Susan

    Hi – while living in Hawaii, I found that Asian cultures want to see the backing of a piece, either jewelry or art piece, necessitating cut-outs on the supporting setting back…seeing a good counter enamel, reassured them of a stable piece.

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