Enamelling is an ancient tradition that’s survived centuries. Then and now, this method of fusing glass to a surface has been used to create colourful rings, pendants, and crafts. Once you’ve got the basics down pat, the vitreous variety offers an even wider range of colours and extra effects.
Enamel is a favourite among jewellery makers because it simulates the colours of precious stones at a fraction of the price. It’s also popular among style aficionados, because it’s easy to clean, durable, and impact-resistant, and the beautiful colours don’t fade.
Perth jeweller Claire Townsend is especially popular for her delicately handcrafted enamel designs. If you love to wear accessories that are inspired by nature, come to the Contemporary Metal studios in Osborne Park, for a two-day workshop with Claire on liquid and vitreous enamels. Beginners are welcome to attend.
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