Friday, November 8, 2013

Plique a jour Pendant

Plique a jour Pendant. This was my first go at plique.  Basically you fill an opening with enamel (transparent in this case) get it really hot, and you get a little window.  This little piece was scrap silver left over from something.  I was still learning how to use the GIMP software, so I made this sketch:

I used that to transfer the design to the silver and cut out the shape, and then threw in the enamel:

I even made a custom catch.  That is how you can tell a hand made object, the attention to detail and the craftsmanship.  It should look like someone cared.....

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