The enameling is done on fine silver sheet using primarily Japenese and French enamel (granular glass). 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 belt sander to a smooth, uniform surface and 'flash fired' in the kiln to restore the high-gloss finsh of the glass. The setting is hand-fabricated from fine silver bezel wire, sterling silver sheet and wire. The cloisonne' piece and blue topaz are then bezel-set. There is a bail on the back of the piece, on the bird's tail, so it may be worn as a pendant. Since this piece is hand made, there will be slight variations from the piece shown. Made to order.
1.75" x 2.5" x .25"
Ships within 6 weeks.