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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.
POSTAGE All items are sent by Royal Mail First Class Large Letter, signed for. Additional items post free.
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I have made this brooch by first building up several layers of clear enamel on the copper shape that forms its base. I then added a thin layer of black enamel. Over this I scattered white and purple enamel, then while the piece was in the kiln at red hot, drew though the surface to generate the swirled pattern. As light strikes the brooch the copper base may be seen in tones of golden brown..
This brooch measures 40mm by 30mm. It is mounted on a 26mm brooch bar I have soldered to the copper base. The pin secures with a rotating catch.
Your brooch will be sent boxed, by Royal Mail first class large letter, signed for.
I have decorated this brooch 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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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.