Here's some enameled jewelry I've been working on.
These earrings started out as plain copper blanks. I embossed them with my Big Kick and vintaj dies. After enameling, the design is hard to see - it's a bird. The enamel is blue (I don't remember the name), but the purple color is the copper showing through. Actually, I think the copper combines with the glass to make the color. I don't know, I'll have to re-read Barbara Lewis' book to get the real reason. I liked the results, what ever the reason.
Next up is a necklace with a "flower" focal. This is Butter opaque with Raspberry transparent over top. I try to get varied amounts of color on different petals, to create a sort of water color effect.
Next up is a variation of a floral cascade style. I wanted to try to make one that was a bit more funky. I had all these beads in my stash. I really like the yellow spikey "flower" at the bottom. It's made from a starburst copper component, that I bent and then enameled. I stuck one of the copper cones from the above necklace in the middle. Then I just gathered beads in colors I thought would look good together. The last beads to be added to this mix were the yellow lampwork beads with the green dots. I don't even remember where I got them! (probably Beadfest years ago?)
Lots of fun! I have yet to make a floral cascade "correctly". Barbara Lewis' floral cascade has the larger beads at the top, and the smaller beads at the bottom. For whatever reason, I can't seem to do that!
Yeah, I know, that's your "shocked face", right?