Project Description

A very handsome Gouldian Finch

cloisonné enamel brooch

This little guy is a beauty! Gouldian Finches are Australia’s most spectacularly coloured grassfinches, and are perhaps the most spectacularly coloured of all Australian birds.

It’s hard to photograph the vibrancy of enamel jewelry, he’s much more gorgeous in person and will enhance any occasion.

fine & sterling silver, vitreous enamel

Enameling is a very labour intensive process. The transparent enamels in this brooch were applied and fired between 20-30 times. Building up colours slowly and carefully is what makes cloisonné enamel jewellery shimmer.

For a more detailed description of the process please refer to the Techniques section at the bottom of the home page.