Download • Cloisonné Vitreous Enamel Talisman/Brooch • Portal Collection

Regular price €600 EUR

Every upgrade is preceded by a download... This image had been in my head for a whole year, but my wire-bending skills were slow to catch up...

About the piece

This collection marks the first of a new direction I am taking with my vitreous enamel work, with more 'archaeological' settings.

The central focal is in cloisonné enamel, a technique which at the time of writing I am in my third year of exploring. It is an ancient technique whereby wire is used to denote outline based on my own unique designs, into which grains of glass are placed and fused in many many goes inside the kiln. This is a very reductive way of explaining the ancient technique - for more, look at this IGTV I made on the subject.

The talisman is embellished with labradorites, and comes on a long necklace. It can also be optionally worn as a brooch, the brooch pin at the back allows for it.

Please specify the length of your choice on checkout.

  • Focal: Cloisonné vitreous enamel on copper
  • Hand fabricated sterling silver setting brooch/pendant
  • Chain: sterling Belcher chain as pictured, length of your choice (Let me know on checkout!) 
  • Can be easily furnished with a new chain or have the chain removed to be worn as a brooch.
  • Stainless steel brooch pin for extra sturdiness.
  • Gemstones: Labradorites.
  • Signed and dated on the reverse for collectability
  • Ships 3-day courier to select countries- don't see yours in the dropdown list? Contact me over IG it could be an oversight! 

Layaway accepted! Contact me for deets either via email or IG DM

Care
While enamel does not react to humidity or fade in the light, if the piece has gemstones it should be shielded from both. Enamels and stones should not be dropped from a height either as they might chip or shatter. And though sturdily put together, all hand-fabricated  jewelry needs to be treated with care - do not drop, shock, tug or knock it into things. When making this jewelry the aim was to create a wearable piece of art. Like clothing, jewelry will need cleaning and if worn continuously, possibly repairing. Care for it gingerly and the latter can be avoided entirely in your lifetime.

Alloys tarnish, and sterling silver is an alloy and will tarnish. Once you see tarnish you do not like, it is easy enough to restore brightness with tarnish-removing pads from jewelry stores. Try not to touch the stones with the pad as this is chemical-infused.