Sunday, January 8, 2012

New enameled hoops....


MaryAnn Carroll

If you enjoyed my post about the Swanstrom Disk Cutter, you might enjoy seeing what I have been doing with it.  I had made some simple hoop earrings for Christmas presents and decided to keep going in that direction to see where it takes me.

The other day my friend Cathy wore hers to work.  They looked great!  I thought for those who like to create their own personal jewelry, these might be a simple way to put together some very cool earrings.  The cutter saves me time..... but the enameling is a bit time consuming since I'm trying to achieve a specific look. I have used at least two different enamels on each of these and multiple enamel dippings....  

They're very cool.








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12 comments:

Alice said...

I love these! They make me want a disc cutter even more. Of course I've never tried enameling, but that's on my list too.

stacilouise said...

Well- I'd say you have mastered enamel! Love how much they compliment your ceramic beads,there are wonderful.

Christine said...

These are beautiful!! A disc cutter is on my wish list especially after trying to cut them with a saw. The enameling results in beautiful, rich and depp colors.

Kim said...

They are beautiful!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Thank-you :o) They are so much fun to make. The other thing I love about this is that I don't have to wait long before seeing the results like I do with ceramics.
MaryAnn

Libellula Jewelry said...

Very pretty!
I love my disk cutter but I haven't used it to make copper blanks for enameling-yet. My enamel experience is limited to PMC.

maryharding said...

I love the way you mixed the colors on the hoops. Very very nice!! I recently got a copy of Belle Armoire and saw your article. Totally stunning pieces. Love the designs and the beads. I can see how going over to enamel has some crossover with your glazing techniques. You are so great in both!! Congrats again for the article in Belle Armoire.

Patti Van said...

OMG! These are fantastic colors! I can totally see these as earrings! You are so inspiring!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Thank-you everyone. It is DEFINITELY worth the investment......
MaryAnn

Barry said...

MA - the disc cutter look like something worth acquiring but the creativity is in the enamelling - and these pieces look great. B

Kelli said...

Gorgeous!!! Can't wait to get a couple of these beauties from you!!! Which Belle Armoire ? I bought a subscription when we started our piece, but I've yet t receive one.... hmmmmmmmmmmm

mairedodd said...

they are very great - i love the different colors... and one of my favorite things about enamel is the 'playing' with the colors... switching the base and top layers - the opaque and translucent... i should write it down... do you?

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