Saturday, 5 February 2011
Lizzie Sanders, my wonderfully patient tutor was sporting this copper and 18ct gold enamelled brooch, a Christmas present that was made my her sister, Sarah Hemmings Vourda . Follow the link to her Etsy shop. Now I see enamelling as magic rather than an art. My own attempts have been pitiful but then I've only had a couple of goes so admit it may be just a case of practice makes perfect. But I am intrigued as to how someone can achieve such subtle variations of shade, with what seems to be an unwieldy and unforgiving material!
To make something like this is certainly outside my skills range at the current time but I'm ever hopeful! But for now I'm taking inspiration from the idea of displaying something fishy through a silver porthole. A pared down simple pendant on this theme may just be do-able.