Enamel Jewellery . uk

silver enamelled Cloisonné, Champleve jewellery

Sterling silver 925 jewellery made & enamelled in Hertfordshire England

2024 a new challenge, enamelling silver jewellery

My kiln and enamels arrived in December 2023 down the chimney , dusted off and ready to go

I have watched to many hourse of U tube video’s to count , read the bloggs , visited the forums

This website and its contents are the result of my trials and errors and hopefully some sales to come

Our workshop already consists of tools used for 20 years by my partner for signet ring manufacture

Engraving tools abundant , polishing and cleaning facilities , now I just need practice practice practice

Mini jewellery enameling kiln

My mini jewellery kiln

Designed for artizans , not mass production & draws little current it suits my workbench

As I only intend to produce a handfull of high quality products per week to sell

My first pair of earrings & 3 pendants partly enamelled + next two earrings on display

These are the result of my first 2 weeks endevours, who said it would be easy, it isn’t

60 Mesh vitreous glass enamel

Not all enamels are the same , I tried cold enamels previously, no kiln required but the results were dull boring and lifeless

Vitreous glass ground fine, water added & painstakingly applied

I am Working under 10 x illuminated magnifing lamp to apply

Multiple layers are required, each one fired inbetween in kiln

Four main stages of vitreous enamelling process

Stages of the process

Stage 1 : the design is cut out of sterling silver sheet, heated & acid treated multiple times

Stage 2 : entire design has a base coat of clear vitreous enamel applied & fired in kiln

Stage 3 : about 6 layers of coloured enamel applied, fired in kiln between each layer

Stage 4 : enamel overfilled ready to be ground back by hand with alundum stones

3 Enamel pendant ground back with alundum stone

Finishing & polishing

Stage 5 : now matt , having been ground back to the silver & silver emmery polished

In photo it has only been stoned back, finished photo in shop at bottom of website SOON

Stage 6 : put back into kiln and re - fired to a high shine on the enamel, silver turns black

Stage 7 : Bottom right image, pendant has been treated in acid to remove black fire stain

Stage 8 : the entire design has to be re polished to return a bright finish to the silver

kite shape vitreous enamel earrings , shepherds crook earwires v2

2nd attempt at flower

I am presently wearing the first attempt at these earrings and getting very nice comments

These have been ground back after enamelling, polished and shepherds crook earwires fitted

If you would like to be my first ever customer for my new enamelled range shop at bottom of page

Each earring is appx 19mm tall x 15mm at the widest before fitting earwires

kite shape vitreous enamel earrings and lozenge shape pendant

If you twist my arm

As you can see in the first set , that I am wearing the colours are reversed, and I got impatient so the enamel is not level

The non matching pendant is all part of the experimentation process , and I will not be supplying chains YET

If you twist my arm I will part with them , after all more practice for me , making more

Chain definitely not included , sentimental

I will replace earwires with new ones

£45.00 for the earrings

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lotus flower vitreous enamel pendant v2

Lotus flower in video

Week Three : My other half recons he has seen items not as good as this for sale on Etsy

Photo of finished pendant after enamelling , stoning back and repolishing

Personally I am pretty pleased, dam sure it won’t take me that much longer to perfect

It is sterling silver 925 appx 24mm in diameter and 1 . 60mm thick, quite weighty

Koi Carp vitreous glass enamel pendant v2

Koi Carp Pendant

Week Four : Learning learning learning , not quite the result we hoped for , BUT

The overflowing waterfall effect was an intentional cover up , of a manufacturing defect , that inevitable looks “ not good “

And the little carp in the background , intended to look like under the water

“ wishful thinking “ Almost worked

Appx 28mm diameter and 1 . 70mm thick

Swallow of hope silver vitreous enamel pendant -2

Swallow Of Hope

Week Five : And I think I am finally getting the hang of this

A popular design in the world of tatoo art , but much smaller as a pendant , so simplified.

A spoked design experiment, a translucent enamel applied to provide a less plain background

Appx 29mm tall x 23mm wide, my first

“ I am happy with this one “ completed

Sterling Silver 925 Shop

vitreous glass enamel jewellery

I have only just started out , February 2024, more practice items added when finished

Future guide prices will be £95.00 pair small earrings, £125.00 bigger earrings £125.00 pendant

The more complex the design and bigger the size the higher the price, pairs roughly double

Every item of enamel jewellery sent out by Royal mail signed for in a slimline presentation box

PLease do not buy , with intention to return. I am working from home so no return address available.

All items sold as custom made and therefore distance selling rules do nat apply

To comply with distance selling rules

£1.00

A personal message engraved on the back to make your order extra special.

Email your wording after placing order and having made payment

£1.00 on all our sample test engraved jewellery

£25.00 when applied to a custom order from April 2024

Leaf pendant , green leaves pale blue background 22mm x 16mm appx

£25.00

An early experiment , supplied with runner ring to accept your own chain

Girl with horse 16mm x 13mm appx

£25.00

An early experiment , supplied with runner ring to accept your own chain

Flower oblong corners cut pendant 16mm x 13mm appx

£45.00

An early experiment , supplied with runner ring to accept your own chain

Round style V1 21mm diameter appx

£45.00

An early experiment , supplied with runner ring to accept your own chain

Kite shape white flower blue background vitreous enamel earrings 19mm x 15mm appx

£45.00

An early experiment , supplied with shepherds crook earwires highly polished, vitreous enamel flower earrings

Lotus flower blue flowers lime green backgound silver 925 vitreous enamel pendant appx 18mm diameter

£65.00

An early experiment , supplied with runner ring and highly polished, vitreous enamel lotus flower pendant

Kingfisher on branch sterling silver vitreous enamel pendant appx 23mm x 15mm

£55.00

An early experiment , supplied with runner ring and highly polished, vitreous enamel kingfisher pendant

Koi Carp sterling silver vitreous enamel pendant appx 28mm diameter

£65.00

An early experiment , supplied with runner ring and highly polished, vitreous enamel Koi Carp pendant with waterfall, “ waterfall never to be repeated so a true one off “.

Swallow of hope sterling silver vitreous enamel pendant appx 29mm x 23mm

£145.00

My first almost perfected design and full enamelling project.
Has taken approximately 12 hours including the engraving process & piercing out, enamelling, stoning back , finishing and polishing.

Swallow of hope sterling silver vitreous enamel pendant appx 26mm

£175.00

Design has taken approximately 10 hours including the engraving process & piercing out, enamelling, stoning back , finishing and polishing.

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All solid sterling silver 925

Custom made to order

In the UNLIKELY event we make an error with your order it will be replaced
FREE OF CHARGE

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