The enameling for this brooch/pendant is done on fine silver sheet using primarily Japanese and French enamel (granular glass). Cloisonne' wires are 24k. Firing is done in a small enameling kiln at approximately 1500 degrees F for about one minute. Five layers of enamel are applied and fired to achieve the desired thickness. The cloisonne' piece is sanded and shaped on a lapidary wet belt sander to a smooth, uniform surface and 'flash fired' in the kiln to restore the high-gloss finish of the glass. The setting is hand-fabricated from 22k bezel wire, 18k bi-metal sheet and sterling silver sheet. The cloisonne' piece is then bezel-set. There is a large bail on the back and top of this piece, so it can also be worn as a pendant. Handmade to order. There will be slight variations from the piece shown.
2" x 2" x .25"
Ships within 6 weeks.