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#1

Hi all, This may be an old topic, and if so, I apologize. I was just
wondering if anyone knew how they made the cloak pins in the movie.
Is that enamel?

thanks,
Wanda
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#2
    Hi all, This may be an old topic, and if so, I apologize. I
was just wondering if anyone knew how they made the cloak pins in
the movie. Is that enamel? 

I just saw Lord of the Rings again tonight, and I’m assuming you’re
talking about those awesome ivy leaf cloak pins that the elves gave
the members of the fellowship? If so, they sure looked like sterling
with enamel to me. I’d love to have one–almost enough to want to
learn how to do enamel work!

–Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Jewelry
http://www.featheredgems.com


#3

Wanda,

Hi all, This may be an old topic, and if so, I apologize. I was just
wondering if anyone knew how they made the cloak pins in the movie.
Is that enamel?

I don’t recall seeing it discussed before. A quote from Jasmine
Watson’s website:

"The Elven brooches are elaborately engraved in sterling silver, and
painted with layers of transparent resin. "

Her website is http://www.jasminewatson.com/ by the way, and there
are some great closeups of the jewelry.

There are a number of things about the movie that I disagree with
strongly, but I still liked seeing it. :wink:

Loren http://www.golden-knots.com/


#4

I saw Lord of the Rings recently and had my eye on those cloak pins
every time they were on screen. They did look like they could be
colored with enamel, but in some shots the veins of the leaves look
raised and the coloring very flat (not like it is an added layer as
with enamel) so that I was thinking that maybe it was patina? Or
just a dusting of enamel in the crevices? I would love to see one of
those things close up.

Jill
http://www.jjewelry.com


#5

The raised veins could be actual metal. It could be wires soldered
on or more easily, metal hammered over wire arranged in a vein like
pattern. I just looked at them a minute ago and assumed that it was
hammered. This also curves the whole piece for a nice organic look.

Marilyn Smith