This hand-painted jewelry is made from 26 gauge copper sheet. The shape is cut, hammered, shaped, sanded and cleaned. At this point the glass powder (enamel) is sifted on to the back of the piece in a light coat and fired with a torch, twice. The piece is then cleaned again and enamel is sifted onto the front of the piece, fire, & repeat at least twice. The outline for the design, which originates from either an original photograph or a sketch, is printed onto a transfer medium specifically made for ceramic and glass, once the design has been transferred to the piece it has to dry overnight and at that point I fire up the torch again to burn off the transfer medium leaving only the outline of the design. Once the piece has cooled I can paint the design, when the paint has dried I either seal with clear acrylic or fire it one more time – this all depends on the type of paints used. The painted piece is then set into the antiqued copper frame and strung on a 2mm cotton cord. Necklace is approx. 18", closure is a lobster claw clasp and SS plated loop.
Measurements – shown in photos
Jewelry is shipped in a gift box, a gift card can be included if you would like it shipped directly to the recipient.
Custom orders are welcome, turnaround for these may be as long as 2 weeks depending on the order.