Memories of New Zealand 2018-Cloisonné Enamel and Silver Pendant
This is an oval cloisonné transparent enamel and fine silver pendant 20x28mm, on a sterling silver round 1.5mm omega chain, 45 cm long.
The pendant is 20x28mm, on a 1.5mm round sterling silver omega chain, 45 cm long.
Price: $525 SOLD
This is a vitreous transparent enamel and fine silver pendant inspired by the beautiful flora of New Zealand. The technique of cloisonné enamelling was used, and embellished with fine silver granulation balls. The silver pendant was made first and then a design was made with very thin fine silver wire that creates 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 refired and polished.
I made it while living in New Zealand and it represents the beautiful flora that I found there.
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.
Laura's skill in this technique can be seen in her intricate pieces such as earrings
Photographer: Laura Haszard
You can purchase this piece and see Laura's work here