Handmade Artisan Torch fired enamel pendant in black, blues and greens.
Enamels are finely ground glass and can be fused to metal by heating the metal and powdered glass until the glass melts, sticking permanently to the metal.
The traditional way of firing enamels to a glassy state is using a kiln, but it can also be done with a torch.
This pendant was fired multiple times, and the “sgraffito” technique was used to reveal the black enamel under the celadon and blue top coats.
“Sgrafitto” means to scratch in Italian, the design is scratched on the powdered top coat before firing it, to reveal the previously fired coat underneath.
The bail rings are made with hand twisted oxidized copper wire.
The enameled piece is 53mm (1 3/8”) in diameter.
The pendant is 64mm (2 ½”) long.
It comes on an 8mm braided black leather cord 46cm ( 18”) long, with a magnetic clasp.
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