New question, for the enamellists.
My 8-year old daughter has more talent as a drawing artist than I
ever will have in a lifetime, and I just realized that finding
inspiration for jewelry couldn’t be simpler: just use her artwork as
a starting point.
I think that an adult’s faithful implementation of a child’s
innocence could be just the thing.
So she had drawn me a bunch of cute little bugs, and I want to try to
create enamelled pins from at least one.
However, she drew the antennae with colors. That would seem to
indicate that she has specified the use of color.
Enamelling on a flat surface would appear to be straightfoward.
Are there any techniques available for coating a silver or copper
wire with enamelling powder and then firing it to coat the wire all
the way around?
My only other alternative would be to implement the antenna as thin,
flat, wires that are enamelled in the usual way.
Andrew Jonathan Fine