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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 & digital microscope

Multiple layers are required, each one fired inbetween in kiln

Imperfections are inevitable, and will no doubt be a feature that might otherwise be erradicated in mass production.

Vitreous glass enamel has the advantage of never fading in colour, a potential family heirloom in every piece which will be unique as no two products are ever identical

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 : Numerous layers of coloured enamel applied , fired in kiln between each layer

Stage 3 : when considered suitable clear enamel applied over entire design

Stage 3 : 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

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

lotus flower vitreous enamel pendant 26mm

Lotus flower like in video

Week Ten : 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 26mm in diameter and 1 . 40mm thick.

lotus flower vitreous enamel pendant 26mm and earrings

Our Latest Design

Week 14 : Simpler the design, bigger the segments easier it is to enamell, lower selling price

Photo after stoning back , unpolished will be another variation available soon

My partner is presently working on the design and engraving process

It is becoming apparent that on average it is taking about 5 hours per pendant

Pendant appx 33mm height and 1 . 40mm thick

Earrings appx 25mm height and 1.40mm thick

Flower inspired enamel pendant 26mm

Extra special & difficult

Week 16 : Continuing to experiment, this one took far longer because of the detail

Photo of finished pendant after enamelling , stoning back and repolishing

This one took almost 7 hours in total production time including cutting out and engraving

Sterling silver appx 26mm height and 1 . 40mm thick

Swallow of hope tatoo style vitreous enamelled earrings

Swallow of hope earrings

Week 18 : Attempting to do matched pairs for earrings is proving ” interesting ” especially when left and right handed

Solution seems to be less layers of colour , enamelled over the top with clear enamel & the results i am delighted with

Earrings in photo will be provided on sterling silver 925 shepherds crook earwires , disc is 20mm diameter

Extra fine detail like this in a pair so small and they took me almost 12 hours in total production time

Maple leaf pendant

Maple leaf sets soon

Week 20 : Now far more confident & experimenting with blending colours

Also creating textures , after all Maple leaves in late summer are mottled, not smooth

I have three sets in production now , each will be a pendant about 33mm height and a pair of earrings 20mm height

Plan is to do Spring , Summer and Autumn , so a selection of virant colours for each season

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 Below are our samples, first attempts , in stock and ready for immediate dispatch

Flower oblong corners cut pendant 16mm x 13mm appx

£45.00

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

Calla lily leaf KAMUELA, vitreous enamel pendant

£55.00

Sterling silver Calla lily leaf KAMUELA, pieced from sheet silver, vitreous glass enamelled green.
Size appx 37mm x 24mm

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

£55.00

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

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

£55.00

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

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

£55.00

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

Swallow of hope vitreous enamel earrings 20mm

£195.00

Sterling Silver Swallow of hope vitreous enamel earrings, 20mm diameter
Supplied on sterling silver shepherds crook ear wires

Swallow of hope sterling silver vitreous enamel pendant V2

£125.00

Design has taken approximately 8 hours including the engraving process & piercing out, enamelling, stoning back , finishing and polishing.

Lotus flower pendant green background mottled lilac lotus petals

£75.00

Tear drop shape sterling silver pendant, lotus flower inspired vitreous enamel pendant
Matching earrings sold seperately

Lotus flower earrings green background mottled lilac lotus petals

£115.00

Tear drop shape sterling silver earrings, lotus flower inspired vitreous enamel
Supplied on sterling silver 925 shepherds crook ear wires

Lotus flower pendant blue background warm chestnut lotus petals

£75.00

Tear drop shape sterling silver pendant, lotus flower inspired vitreous enamel pendant
Matching earrings sold seperately

Lotus flower earrings Blue background warm chestnut lotus petals

£115.00

Tear drop shape sterling silver earrings, lotus flower inspired vitreous enamel
Supplied on sterling silver 925 shepherds crook ear wires

darker Blue shades Lotus flower silver 925 vitreous enamel pendant appx 16mm diameter

£85.00

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

Blue shades Lotus flower silver 925 vitreous enamel pendant appx 16mm diameter

£85.00

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

Green shades Lotus flower silver 925 vitreous enamel pendant appx 16mm diameter

£85.00

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

Petal shapes sterling silver vitreous enamel pendant appx 26mm

£105.00

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

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

£65.00

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

Koi Carp sterling silver vitreous enamel pendant appx 28mm diameter

85.00

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

£125.00

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

£115.00

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
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