Lines on Robin’s Egg Blue Ovalsold:)
vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, 14k gold posts
7.0 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm
My work celebrates the history of enameling and metalwork by using traditional techniques in a contemporary approach. I have created the lines on these earrings using the ancient techniques of Chasing and Repoussé. Chasing refers to the technique in which the piece is hammered on the front side, sinking the metal, in this case doming it. Repoussé refers to a metalworking technique in which the artist works from the reverse side. The metal is textured by small punches that are hit with a hammer to create a marks or a design in low relief. I then use vitreous enamel firing it to create a frosted or sugar coat surface.
Vitreous enamel is a form of glass fused to a metal. It is very durable, but a drop or sudden impact with a hard surface can cause your piece to chip or become damaged. Please follow the care instructions.
Storage | Store the piece in a cloth bag, or wrapped in tissue separated from other objects.
Wear | Avoid exposure to lotions, perfumes, and cleaning products. Avoid submerging in any liquid; do not shower or bathe while wearing.
Cleaning | To clean the enamel, wipe gently with a clean, slightly damp, soft cloth; do not use paper towels. Never use chemicals or abrasives to clean enamel. Exposing silver to cleaning chemicals such as bleach can create dark spots in sterling silver that would need to be professionally removed.