ALL RIGHT! an enamelist. hooray... welcome Lisa
Okay, let's get straight to the point, time to put you to
I'm working on a commission to do an ocean wave motif necklace
in 18k, with transparent enamels over engraved wave patterns.
This is a new style for me, having always done opaque work in the
past. The necklace will have links approximately 2" long by 1/2"
at the thickest (like a smile), and crescent shaped, with the
centerpiece considerably larger and more complex (crashing wave).
The questions are: where is a good source for transparent enamel
glass? They should be bright, vibrant, and very clean (this
already rules out american enamels...) Do you have any sources in
France or Italy? Secondly, about counter enameling on pieces with
varying internal thickness. Do you think I might be able to get
away with NO enameling on the reverse side?
sorry to put you to work so quickly...
Jeffrey Everett, jewelry craftsman
Handmade 18K, 22K, and platinum gemstone jewelry.
Diamond setting, rubber/metal molds, casting, lapidary
Die and mold engraving, plastic patterns for casting.
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