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Simple Necklaces

Simple Necklaces

Some time ago I made some colour test strips of the enamel range from Milton Bridge (see Enamel Colour Test blog post). My wife was quite taken with these and wore one with a choker necklace. Since then I've given some away as presents. Here are some photos of Peridot Green, Dusty Rose and Cobalt Blue transparent enamel strips mounted onto a silver choker necklace:

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Fabergé-Style Egg

Fabergé-Style Egg

I had an interesting enquiry a few weeks ago to make a Fabergé-style egg. Initially the enquiry was about painting some miniatures on the base that would support the egg but expanded to include the whole piece.

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Enamel Cross Project (part 5)

Enamel Cross Project (part 5)

The enamel cross project is coming along well. I've got the lower two sections finished and cut out the four upper sections. The previous posts on this project are: part 1, part2, part3, part 4 and there's a new post on cutting out the metal sections here.

Here's how it's looking now:

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Cutting shapes out of 4mm gilding metal

Cutting shapes out of 4mm gilding metal

For the enamel cross project I needed to cut out sections of the cross that could be placed together with a high degree of accuracy. The shapes are quite complicated having an inter-locking jigsaw-like joint, see above. For this purpose I decided to use my CNC Sherline mill and program some tool paths.


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Enamel Cross Project (part 4)

Enamel Cross Project (part 4)

This is the fourth part of my enamel cross project, for the previous part see here.

I've just finished the lower section of the cross, here's how it looks now:

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