Welcome to my Enameling Blog of Cloisonné Jewelry Techniques and others such as Plique a Jour, Champlevé Enameling and yes Painting Enamels. My site is a donation of everyone’s 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. At the bottom of this page there is a comment section. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!!
I share my life’s passion and inspiration with anyone who wishes to read. I am a self-taught enamelist and goldsmith. 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.
Read test analyze and you will surely learn.
Or just ask questions. A student asked today.
“I am working on a piece currently and is having some issue with the colours. I am trying to remove the colour by using a diamond bur as advice when I took the class with you but it doesn’t seem to budge.
Could you send me the link the bur to purchase ?
You recommended one ceramic bur from Gesswin and one diamond bur from lasco, may I also ask do they work for the same purpose and what’s the difference ?”
The bits I like the most for removing small spots or bubbles in enamels are the Rio Grande 1.1 mm ball diamond bur. # 343023 and the point, #343114
The ceramic ones are for finishing the plique. You can remove a bit of enamel then polish it in succession. Also good to remove enamel on gold work to get the enamel very thin to create the gold luster look.
Lasco bits are larger, I do not use as often but if you have a larger space that needs the help. They are extremely fine in texture and high quality. The range is 200 grit-600.
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