I have called it Love Bird. Ok so it is an obvious name! :-) Sorry the photo is a little dark, I was trying to make the enamel stand out.
It is my third sculpted bird. Still very tiny, the eyes are 1mm CZs and the bird is just 15mm from beak to tail.
I was keen to try out some new pink enamel I had and with Valentines Day approaching I decided to combine everything at once. The enamel is from Zama UK. It is in the BX range of enamels which fire directly onto silver without any flux. Whilst described as the darker colour it is still a lovely pale pink BX141 but after one coat (sorry forgot to take a photo of that) I realised it was going to be too pale for these hearts. I experimented and found that if you put one layer of the discontinued Kujaku Ruby Red 105A over it you get a fab pink! I was very chuffed to discover this.
If you do not have a stash of 105A already though this info is of no use at all to you!, so I may have a play with some other available colours as well to see what happens.
I decorated the back as well with my little Joy logo so the piece can be worn wither way round.
Another one for the heap to go off for hallmarking next week so I can put it up for sale soon. :)
So that is three sculpted birds in the BAW, time for something a bit different next week maybe....
Hi, I'm Joy. I am a Craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers and a Senior Art Clay Instructor. I love having fun with Art Clay Silver, Enamel, Glass & Heat. I teach it, work it, make it and sell it! Follow my blog to see what I am up to and check out my website for workshops and jewellery for sale.