Fine Silver Cloisonne Enamel Pendant on a sterling silver 40 cm omega chain with a 6 cm sterling silver extension chain handmade by Laura Haszard. This is a vitreous transparent enamel and fine silver pendant inspired by a close up photograph of a meteor. The technique of cloisonné enamelling was used, with the design made with very thin fine silver wire creating small cells, or cloisonné, into which coloured vitreous enamel is gradually applied. Each layer of the vitreous enamel was fired at 800C for about a minute. There can be 20-30 of these layers until the cells are filled. The whole piece is finally ground back with diamond files to expose the silver wire and then re fired and polished. The enamel was then set into silver to make a pendant and a freshwater pearl set in the centre. I am a enamellist from Sydney and I primarily use the technique of cloisonné in my work, but I love also to explore and combine other enamel techniques, and I make jewellery and artwork using vitreous enamel on both fine metals and copper. I am inspired by nature and colour with all my work being unique and never repeated.
Size: 30mm diameter pendant on 45cm sterling silver omega chain
Care: Store in box provided, and polish with soft cleaning cloth also provided