This handmade brooch is created using the painstaking technique of cloisonne'. The enameling is done on fine silver sheet using primarily Japanese and French enamel (granular glass). The 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 then 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 sheet and wire, and sterling sheet. The cloisonne' piece and rhodolite garnets are then bezel-set. Made to order.
2.25" x 2.5" x .25"
Ships within 8 weeks.