Badge of Honor necklace
Enamel on Etched Copper, Sterling Silver chain and clasp. Patina for sophistication.
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 heirloom handmade crocheted 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 enamels are attached with sterling silver and is about 16" in length.