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Audrey Young

HERE i AM AT THE BEACH THIS SUMMER ENJOYING THE RAYS.  IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO WALK, SOAK UP ENDORPHINS AND BECOME REFUELED.  I'M NOW READY FOR NEW IDEAS AND INSPIRATION.  COME VISIT ME AT MY WEBSITE TO SEE SOME OF THE ITEMS I'VE COME UP WITH.

 

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Cloisonné and Various Enameling Techniques

Audrey Young

Dating back to the 8th century, the technique of applying enamel to metal with heat has been explored and refined.  It is a very lengthy and labor intensive procedure.  Starting with a raw metal cut to the desired shape, the metal is prepared to accept the enamel.  After multiple kiln firings, the predetermined design is applied.  From inception to finished jewelry piece, the entire process may take many hours to complete, depending on the intricacy of the design and the desired affect.  Each piece is unique and signed by the artist. 

Cloisonné

Audrey Young

Cloisonné is a beautiful French word meaning “partition."  It’s an ancient technique for decorating raised design jewelry, art glass, and metal objects. 

The jewelry design is formed by first soldering silver or gold wires to a metal object.  The artist inlays many layers of transparent and color enamel into the small compartments, and fires each layer in the kiln.

Cloisonné originates in Ancient China and the Middle East.  Royalty loved cloisonné for its luxurious look and vivid colors found in all UNIQUELY by AUDREYANN designs.