The Winged Muse ◦ Cloisonne Enamel Necklace

Regular price €650 EUR

Description

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Details

The focal of this necklace was created using two techniques. Thne first is cloisonne enamel for the wings, where fine silver wires are laid in outlines that are then filled with powdered glass and fired, layer by layer, also inside a kiln. For more on how cloisonné is created, check out this link where I walk you through the process in an IGTVThe process creates a painting in glass that reflects the light with an unmatched liveliness, and is considered a handmade gemstone.

The second enamel technique can be seen in the face - here, glass oxide was mixed with oil to create a layer of painting - layer by layer is vitrified inside the kiln, in a technique that was used to create miniatures in the past and remains largely unchanged. Layer after layer, fire after fire, the image is slowly built.

The pendant comes on a custom-created strand of large lapis-chrysocolla beads that close with a sturdy hook closure.

The setting was fabricated using old school silversmithing techniques, with a custom bail made to fit both beaded strands or chain should the pendant be desired worn on a different strand.

At a Glance:

  • Vitreous cloisonné enamel focal piece and miniature painted enamel face
  • Sterling setting
  • Dimensions of Piece: 3.5"X2.75"
  • Provided necklace length: 19"
  • Antique Patina Finish
  • Ships courier only