Project Description

Quail Feather Necklace

This enamel features one of my original drawings. It’s possible to draw onto opaque enamel and fire it, making the drawing permanent. There’s a lot of trial and error with this technique and it took me a looooong time to figure out how to make it work. Not all opaque enamels are created equal, some completely absorbed the drawing while others only absorbed some of it making the drawing very patchy. But I’m nothing if not persistent!

Materials: vitreous enamel and graphite on copper and set in sterling silver with a sterling silver chain