Cloisonné Ming Dynasty cloisonné enamel bowl, using nine colors of enamel. Chinese cloisonné enamel incense burner, 17th-18th centuries Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. The technique was in ancient times mostly used for jewellery and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. History Byzantine cloisonné enamel plaque of St. Early techniques Enamel Modern process
'Make Your Own Paper Cabochons' | Crapatcrafts.com | [Snazzy title, I know: dazzling as the word cabochon is, I merely meant to convey that I've discovered a way to make flat-backed, dome-shaped pendant figures using just paper & the crafting ingredient of my most recent fancy. I've added this preamble at the behest of my boyfriend --- who in spite of admitting he hadn't even seen the word cabochon before today, still managed to come off rather smart when suggesting that if it should appear in the blog entry somewhere & not merely in the title just in case there are other ignorant souls out there. So there it is, cabochon in the blog entry, with a linky thrown in to boot. Now without further ado ... ] My love affair with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic continues: I feel that somewhere in the back of my head, there are a few brain cells always working on something more I might do with it. This was of course an excuse for me to break out the big bucks to spend $4 on a wire jig. A Wire Jig This is actually a fancier-looking wire jig than mine.
Mini Hot Air Balloon Tutorial - StumbleUpon As I mentioned in my steampunk tree post, these hot air balloon ornaments have been our most time-consuming Christmas project. Lots of trial and error, figuring things out as we went along, and, in the case of getting the baskets to hang straight, plenty of "colorful metaphors." The good news is this isn't a holiday-specific craft: wouldn't they make an awesome mobile? Or hang one in the corner of your office for a little whimsy. To start, you'll need a plastic ornament. At first I didn't think this shape would work, but after sticking a flag on top (which is actually the bottom) it's now my favorite. After your ornament, your next essential element is the basket. Plus, I found them on ebay for only $7.50 for 10 baskets, with free shipping from Thailand. Next, a little aging with watered down brown craft paint: And then a heavier coat brushed on and wiped off a bit: Keep the basket handles on for painting, but then clip them off when you're done. Don't have a Dremel?
Project Ideas | FusionBeads.com Blog I’m absolutely in love with the new line of leather and leather findings that TierraCast® has recently launched! The leather trend is HOT right now, and since we are heading into the Spring/Summer season, it will only become more popular in the jewelry market. What I love most about this new line is that it [...] St. To create the flag, I used [...] A few months ago I received a package filled with all kinds of great little goodies from my parents. I wanted to try out our new BeJeweler® Pro Tool with the Swarovski Crystal Hotfix Flat Back Rhinestones, so I decided to make myself a sparkly smartphone case! Here’s what I used: CR0943 – 8.5 in. Are you having trouble deciding what to do with all of those leather scraps you have from previous projects? We here on the Creative Team have been itching for a group challenge lately, so we decided to create a product-based challenge for ourselves!
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how to crochet a daisy chain necklace My mum described this thing she had seen on someone else, part necklace, part scarf, like a bunch of flowers for your neck and I was really taken with this idea of floral jewels. So after a bit of experimentation I came up with this design. It is simple to make with basic crochet stitches, and could have endless variations both in terms of the yarns and flower styles used to make it but also in the way it is worn. Materials * Yarn – I used Rowan Glace cotton in six different colours, a total of 33 gms. Method As I am an aussie I will use Australian/European stitch terminology, but since I learnt to crochet using American patterns, I’ll explain equivalents. Make the flowers first. Make a slip knot and chain 4. Insert the hook into the fist chain and slip stitch to form a ring. Round 1 - 10 double crochet into the ring: insert the hook through the middle of the ring, put the yarn over the hook and pull the yarn through the ring, leaving two loops on the hook. Put the yarn over the hook again
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Wire Wrapped Agate Cuff Bracelet I love jewelry projects. Seriously love them. Especially bracelets (gee, have you noticed?? LOL). The things is, I can’t help looking at it and seeing all the room I have for improvement. This bracelet took me closer to 90 minutes than my standard hour-or-less, but as far as supplies go and the process itself, it’s actually quite simple. Two gauges of silver plated copper wire. I made adjustments as I worked and I will note those in the post. First things first – the cuff itself. You don’t need to do anything fancy to connect the two ends. Now, cut off a length of wire that you think you can easily work with. The reason you want to start out at the center is because it’s easy to begin wrapping too tightly, and your bracelet can start getting squeezed smaller. Once you’ve wrapped far enough to get to the outside edge of your bead, do the same thing with the other end of the wire so that both ends are securely wrapped onto the frame. Do this a couple times.
Electrolytic Copper Etching As part one of my mission to make my studio practice healthier for me and any future babies, I decided to give electrolytic copper etching a try. It turns out it's so easy to do I am surprised more people haven't tried it. I downloaded an article from Art Jewelry about how to do it, but you can also find lots of good information floating around the internet.Basically, all you need to do is hook up a D battery to two pieces of copper suspended in a saltwater bath. One is the piece you are etching, the other can be any piece of scrap copper. To get set up, you need to attach your alligator clips to the lead wires on your battery holder. To get your metal ready, you need to get the piece you will be etching really nice and clean by scouring it with a scrub pad or heating and pickling it, then draw your design on with whatever resist you are using. It takes about an hour or more to get a really nice deep etch. Overall I am very pleased with this project.
The Amazing Power Of Quartz Crystals by Gregg Prescott, M.S.Editor, In5D.com Quartz crystal is one of the most powerful gemstones on the planet and is ideal for healing, chakra clearing, enhancing psychic abilities, emotional clearing, meditation, astral projection, lucid dreaming, dream enhancement and opening the 3rd eye. The double terminated quartz crystal is even more powerful because it has the ability to transmit or to draw energy from both ends. While double terminated quartz crystals have amazing metaphysical abilities, you could basically use any quartz crystal with the following information. Quartz crystals can be found all over the planet. mined: Brazil, Madagascar, and Mt. Some crystals contain inclusions, such as streaks, water bubbles, lines, metallic flakes, rainbows and clouds. From a metaphysical standpoint, the quartz crystal represents the 5 elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Ether. “Crystals grow deep in the earth and form much of the earth’s crust, yet crystals, like the element air, allow