Enamel - the everchanging design feature

November 1, 2017

 

 

 I first fell in love with enamels when I saw the work of Tomomi Arata by chance while researching into jewellery decoration techniques and trying to find ways to create my sea-texture-inspired pieces which formed my very first collection... And I very quickly began experimenting with it myself. 

 

 

 

Enamels featured strongly in my early work, and is certainly never too far from my mind even now, pretty much a decade later... see the christmas bauble at the bottom, which is a new design idea for this winter!

 

 

A key element I love about using enamels in the way that I do, means that the designs are ever changing and adapting... yes, the changes are subtle as they can be quite gradual, but overtime the enamels will wear; the pattern and severity is dependant on the wearer. 

 

Enamelling is an organic process at Kathleen Jackson Jewellery and as such we can not completely guarantee the exact shade/positioning of the fired enamel, it's usually more about achieving an overall atmosphere and rough colour pallette than a specific pattern / shade. Enamel is an interesting finish to choose, it is fragile and time will re-design them through wear as the layers of enamel gradually deteriorate / chip / crack, etc. Fully enamelled jewellery cannot be resized; partially enamelled jewellery may potentially be resized however this may affect the existing enamel finish. Only use clean cool water or the supplied polishing cloth to clean enamelled jewellery. 

 

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS DECORATION NOW! 

 

 

LOOK OUT FOR NEW COLLECTIONS BEING RELEASED NEXT YEAR WHICH WILL ONCE AGAIN FOCUS ON THE USE OF ENAMELS! 

 

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