Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Scythian horse enamel

I've been working on a pendant commission, and thought I'd post a few pictures of the in-process... It is a variation on the Scythian Horse that I made a few years ago, only much smaller, with a slightly different setting

Here is the start, bending the wires to create the outlines of the design

And here you see the all the wires for the design

The first several firings locate the wires on the backing

Then more enamel powder gets added

and the colored design is gradually built up

There are many more steps in the process before the enamel is finished and ready to be set as part of the pendant

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