Friday, August 26, 2011

Enamel Wannabee..

I cant take it anymore..
every time I look at all the wonderful enamel work..I just go ga..ga..
Take a look at these beauties on Etsy..
Just click the link below the image to go to the listing..

These earring are AMAZING!!!


and look at these YUMMY moss bead caps by Mary Jane..


Then the other day I came across this tutorial on Vintaj
using melted Utee..
Mmmm..kinda looks like enamel..
and you dont need a kiln..
Love it!!


and so I got to work trying it out!!
Started out with some brass findings and Filigree..
..a pretty simple way to add color and dimension to your metal findings..

..and I had some time use some of my little findings in a felt and metal cuff..


and new necklace named "Anything is possible"

Give it a try..its a fun way to fill that creative need for enamel work!!

Sending prayers and Hugs to all the friends and family preparing for Irene.
As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

12 comments:

Lori ann said...

those earrings are gorgeous, and so are your things cat!

yes, safety for everyone!

Katy Cameron said...

It's one of those things that's been on my to do list for some time, but given the length of the list it may be there a while yet!!! Thanks for showing it so well in action though :o)

Sea Witch said...

Hello Cat: I adore enamel work and did a lot of it when I was 16 years old. I was introduced to the technique in a high school art class. Haven't touched it since but would love to return to it. Sea Witch

kj said...

jeez louise cat, you are so prolific!!!!! so you take brass pieces and can add color to them with his process, is that right? (i know so little). beautiful results, beautiful work.

i covet those earrings. omg they are gorgeous. i just might.....

love to you, cat. your comments always make me smile.

love, your (reliable) friend :^)
kj

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Love what you did the with utee, Cat! Better yet, I love the jewelry pieces! That thimble is to die for! Gorgeous!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Cat - these are all GORGEOUS! what stunning pieces you always create! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Martina2801 said...

Your art is fantastic, dear Cat! What a wonderful Blog you have! Thank you for your lovely comment. I am going to sign up to follow your blog and I will be back for frequent visits for inspiration! WOW! Best to you
Hugs
MARTINA oxo

Lynsey Phelps - VerreEncore said...

Cat, thanks so much for including my work here :)

isn't it fun to experiment ?!
love the creations you have made!

-Lynsey

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous earrings and bead caps!
I like what you did the with utee, Cat. Thanks for posting this great tutorial! It's very inspiring!

Hugs, Gaby

Lyn Newhouse said...

Wonderful necklace Cat! Thanks for sharing the tutorial video, it's so interesting.
And thanks for your visit and your advice, now the link is ok ;)
Hughs!

Amanda said...

i love the idea of wearing 'anything is possible' around my neck!

we just missed irene in s. carolina - glad to be back home (where there's a drought :-0)

Cindy said...

Cat, you constantly amaze me! You have no fear and just jump in, whether it's resin, soldering, and enamel. I love enamel as well...and would love to give this technique a try some day too. Just look at all of those yummy, colorful findings you created!