Enamel on Etched Copper, Set in sterling with a fine silver bezel wire and sterling silver split jump ring. Patina with a hone and shine smooth finish.
Doilies are always so beautiful to me. They make any party and celebration feel more special, and they add a gorgeous look to any dessert tray. Doilies are to cannoli, as the Rose Window is to a cathedral. It’s true.
This piece begins with a paper doily, in which I scan into photoshop. I resize the image and print on a special paper that will resist the acid in the acid bath. Pieces are etched, cleaned and fired with enamel. The enamel is then sanded down and fired again to achieve maximum smoothness. The enamel piece is then set in a sterling silver bezel setting, sanded and treated to achieve a beautiful patina. Once the piece is set, I add the split jump ring.