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Like A Rainbow! New Enamel Pendants


I felt like doing some torch enamelling recently so came up with these colourful pendants using sgraffito and enamel pens.
Sgraffito involves scratching a design into the enamel, either the first layer to reveal the metal beneath or you can fire one colour, sift another contrasting colour on top then scratch out a design or just lines to reveal the first colour layer.

I went for three different colours which involved using pieces of cardboard strategically placed whilst sifting! Fiddly but I love the effect.


I used enamel pens to draw (I use the term loosely!) poppies onto pea green opaque enamel. After firing I added the brown dots to give the flowers a centre.


More enamel pen circles and dots. I don't find enamel pens that easy to use, they can be a bit blobby and having to hold them perpendicular and squeeze quite hard at the same time is not condusive to drawing pretty designs! Circles and dots are fine though! I will be experimenting further and making some earrings in  ....... ..... circle and dot designs too :D

Appearing soon in my Etsy and Folksy shops

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  1. Morning Lib! Have nominated you for a Versatile Blog award http://jaysmonkey.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/ive-been-nominated.html

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  2. Morning! Have nominated you for a Versatile Blog award. Bit of a fun blog hop, I think :o)

    http://dontthinkdraw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/nominations.html

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  3. Lovely enamel pendants the colours on the first round one are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Siân

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  4. I always love jewelries and always have appreciation for those who love it. The above pendants are so beautiful and the color combination is so gorgeous as well. Anyway, thanks for sharing this.

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  5. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the leisure here! Keep up the good work.


    wholesale beads and charms

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  6. Nice collection of pendants.I like the first and the last one.These are very stylish and unique.

    Thanks for sharing such a nice designs with us!!

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  7. Hi. Just curious because I can't find any; which enamels pens do you use? I have been trying to find the Thompson Enamel Marking Pens, but I believe they have been discontinued.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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    1. Hi Juli, I did have the Thompson enamel pens but found them very hard to use to be honest. I don't use the Thompson website anymore as it's so hard to find anything, it's dreadful! I did have a quick look and it looks like they don't stock them anymore.

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    2. Just a thought but have you tried liquid enamel? You can paint with it and it is easier to use than the pens.

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    3. Hi! Yes, I just got some liquid enamels and I think they'll be fun to try.

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    4. Great, they are easier to use than the pens :D

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