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All my work is glass enamel on a copper base. I buy the copper shapes and then build up and fire the multiple layers of enamel that decorate them. There is always a layer of enamel on the reverse. This balances the tension to which the decorated surface may be subjected as layers are added to it. It also means that generally there is bare copper copper only on the edges of the shape or where it has been scraped away allow me to solder a brooch bar.

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parrot pendant- scrolled white over dark blue

parrot pendant- scrolled white over dark blue
£7.50 1 Available
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Description

This parrot measures 54mm long, 16mm at its widest. I have mounted it on a 45cm siver plate, curb chain that fastens with a simple bolt ring.

To make it I first built up a base of clear enamel over the copper shape. I then added a layer of dark blue ena dark pink and yellow enamelmel. Over that I scattered small heaps of white enamel, and when the parrot was red hot in the kiln I drew through it with a steel point to add the plumage to the bird.

Inspiration

I have decorated this pendant with a scrolled technique. Enamels are particularly adapted to this technique.
After building up a solid base of several layers of either white or clear enamel I add a single layer of coloured enamel. After firing that I add other colours randomly, either by scattering small heaps of enamel powder on the base or by setting sections of enamel rod on it. When the piece reaches red heat in the kiln I draw through the surface with a steel point to disturb the colours and draw them into a pattern. This is not a controlled activity in the sense that the colours move in ways i can predict and arrange; I get what the material allows.
Each pattern is unique.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by ThatENAMELGuy within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £0.76 £0.00

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You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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