It’s not that difficult to add cloisonné to gold and silver products.
Using a stereoscopic microscope makes the delicate work easier.
If you follow the recipe and the process, even beginners can enjoy it.
What are the steps? First, a groove for the cloisonné glaze is carved into 950 silver.
Using a stereoscopic microscope in the atelier, the glaze is then delicately packed into the grooves.
After this, we put it in the furnace about 3 times to gradually melt the glaze into the grooves.
Blue, green, and yellow colors come out especially beautiful.
There is a lot of knowledge to be learnt around colors and types of glaze. So much you could study this for a whole lifetime! Which means you can also become an expert, and work within the field.
Cloisonné might have one weakness in jewelry, which is that the glaze might crack if dropped. So be careful.
If this interests you, feel free to join us at the studio to learn more and try it by yourself.
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