With Mother's Day right around the corner, we are offering a free gift with your next purchase to show our appreciation. Our online store offers many handmade treasures, sure to be heirlooms in years to come. Every Mother and Wise Woman in your life will enjoy these unique wearable art pieces. Your free gift will be selected from Audrey Ann's personal treasure trove. Surprise, surprise! Shipped with purchase. Offer expires on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018.
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 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.
Today I went exploring in the mountains, listening to my zen music and looking for inspiration for my next piece. The quiet and solitude brings forth one's creative spirit. Noticing the dimensions, light and shadows speaks volumes. I use my camera to capture the beautiful surroundings and view my photos in the studio as I sketch and then, voilà! A new idea is born and nurtured!