How can you attach the pin back?
***Solder it before enameling with extra hard solder, make sure the
silver you use won’t melt when you heat it up to the temperature your
enamel must have.
Is it possible to not counter enamel on silver or to leave some
areas on the front of the piece bare?
***When your silver is thick enough you don’t have to countereamel. It
depends on the measures from your pin. With silver from 1mm. and your
enamel not too thick you could leave the counter enamel away. The
counterenamel is needed to take away tension, so when there is no
tension in your material and the way you use your pin won’t give any
tension, you can leave away the counterenamel.
You can leave some silver without enamel, I often do it. But notice
the way the enamel ends, it will show as an accident. You can engrave
a line or something like that zo that the enamel ends tight, in a
line. When you don’t, the enamel ends as the sea on the sand (quit
beautiful when you want it that way). My experience is that you don’t
need to counterenamel when you leave some surface without enamel.
Succes! Marleen B.Berg, Maastricht, the Netherlands.