Flowers on Copper Art Jewelry Enameled Pendant
Flowers of Copper is a beautiful pattern I pressed into the metal and finishes with another Pressed flower that I hand cut. The main Focal is enameled, though I used a clear enamel to let the flowers shine through. I love this piece and wanted something different for the cord/chain so I used another art form called Shibori Silk which is hand dyed and pleated. I love the combination of it with this piece. This hangs at 24". The focal measures 3 1/4" in length from the top flower down and is 1 1/4" wide.
I love working with enamels! Some people say it is a flashback to the sixties. I was too young then to experience that and fell in love with them just recently. All my enamels are kiln fired. This is a process of melting glass onto the metal and it takes a minimum of three to four firings up tp 20 firings of each piece to achieve the color layers. Before you even start with that, there is the cutting of the shapes, the sanding of the metal and then the cleaning of the metal, all before you start with to add the color. It is a time intensive process.
Created in my Appalachian Studio in the heart of WV. Each piece is handcrafted to the perfection of the artist's eye, made by International Jewelry Designer Christine Keller of Chrizart Creations. It is made with all the love and good energy I can possibly put into a piece.