Using the technique cloisonné enamel makes the Indian Peaks scene of this pendant. It entails carefully bending pure silver ribbons of wire and fusing them to a pure silver surface with clear enamel. The following layers of enamel are colored and can take up to 30 firings in a kiln. After all the firings are complete the enamel mountain scene gets sanded down so the wires are flush to the glass. The next step is the enamel gets sanded to a high polish, which gives a gorgeous effect of depth and translucency to the glass enamel. After that it is bezel set in a carefully handcrafted sterling silver and 14 karat gold setting. The 14 karat gold accents are from a vintage 14 karat gold earring. The technique is quite labor intensive but the results are a magical beautiful piece of finely handcrafted jewelry.
Size: 2"W x 1.5"L
Made in Grand Junction, CO
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