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Cloisonné Enamel Doorknobs

Cloisonné Enamel Doorknobs

I've not had time to update this blog for a while. Here's a picture of a project I completed recently for some cloisonné doorknobs for a handmade kitchen cabinet. The designs incorporate the first initials for the members of the family, with the large doorknobs for the children and the smaller ones for the parents. The rest of the doorknobs are all based on a wine theme.

This was a really nice commission to get, and I got the chance to learn how to do cloisonné!

See the gallery here for close-ups.

Enamel Colour Tests - High Resolution

Enamel Colour Tests - High Resolution

A couple of people have asked me if I could upload a higher resolution picture of the enamel tests than I did in my previous post as the numbers and names were not visible. If you right click on the above image and select view image (or just press 'Crtl' and '+' to magnify) then you will see the image at its maximum resolution. This photo was taken outside without a flash so it should give a better representation of the colours under natural light.

Enamel Colour Tests

Enamel Colour Tests

These are the set of enamel colours that I got from Milton Bridge's British Enamels set. It was quite a lot of work but worth doing. I've got an order for some cloisonné work and need some compatible non-painting colours. The top three rows are the transparent enamels and the bottom two rows the opaque.

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