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BLUE!40 of 59Unusual shape 1900 sterling mate enamel butterfly pin. Update: by Charles Thomae!Gallé vase, "paysage des Vosges".
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    Posted 5 years ago

    kyratango
    (431 items)

    Here is my new restoration project, done!
    The pale blue with red dots is John Atkins and Sons.
    The vibrant blue with pearls and tiny red eyes is unmarked, lacking pin for the moment...
    Both are silver, wings span just under 1.5"
    Hope you enjoy them as much I do! ;-)

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    Comments

    1. Jewels Jewels, 5 years ago
      Ahhh! Love! Unbelievable restoration!
    2. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you sooo much, Julie sweetie :-)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you too Manikin for your so prompt love!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Vetraio, Phil, Mikelv and racer for your loves:-))
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Love the colors!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks PatSea, Peasejean, weirdpuckett and Torakitten for your kind loves!
      Thank you Agram for your visit, love and kind comment! :-)
    7. Midday, 5 years ago
      Good job:) Wish I was so talented!
    8. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Nice beautiful
    9. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Many thanks Midday and Trey for your comment and love!
      Thank you wp, torakitty, eye4, valentino,and surfdub for loving blue! ;-))
    10. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Trey, DrFluffy and sweetie Sean for your appreciated love;-)
    11. Jewels Jewels, 5 years ago
      Hi kyra, I wish I could private message you...maybe erase after reading? Do you speak with idc........? I went to be nosey and see if the apple pie was deleted and she is no longer here that I can tell! She was such a contributor!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      I will have a look and contact her...
    13. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Kyra, I have a beautiful Marius Hammer butterfly that needs restoration. Do you do this professionally? I have looked around locally but haven't found a qualified person. I will post the picture for your to see...
    14. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      You may try my technique!

      Material used for my restorations:

      = jewellers fiberglass pencil brush (brand LIBERTY scratch brush fiber glass)
      = nail polish pearly white
      = Pébéo painting on glass discovery kit (colors in the kit : crimson,lemon, orange, chartreuse green, sky blue, gold) + Pébéo vitrail (=painting on glass) medium lightening.
      = LETRASET Promarker set of 12 colors + blender

      My technique is :

      - clean thoroughly the damaged area (now I use a jeweller fiberglass brush)
      - take a small amount of pearly white nail polish with a tooth pick and apply carefully on the metal only where is the lack of enamel.
      - let dry completely.
      - apply matching color (or blend primary colors on an aluminium sheet to get matching color!) always with a tooth pick, by tiny drops until the damaged area is covered (don't rub, use the tooth pick as a pen to go to the edges of the piece!)
      - apply the medium lightener same way to get an even surface (DON'T RUB...)
      - put the piece in cold ELECTRIC oven, start fan heat up to 65° celsius, allow to dry for 15/20 minutes.
      - When cold, check it's non finger sticky, then use the fiber glass brush lightly to create the same effect than the existing enamel surface.

      That's all!!!
    15. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      That's brilliant... I am going to give it a try on my bracelet first. :)
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/117284-the-other-two-pieces
    16. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Good to have try on not expensive pieces! Have a look in crafts shops to get the right color from paint on glass stuff and permanent markers!
      When I need special colors for small repairs, I bring my piece to the store and use testers pens on it ;-)
    17. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      You are awesome... I love all your jewelry too...
    18. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      I wasn't able to find Pebeo in the couple of stores near my home and bought another brand... I think I m going to go ahead and order the one you recommended on line.
      I did buy the letraset pro markers. At what point in your repair do you use those?
      I m so looking forward to my repairs. I did play a little with the ones I bought, but I can tell the quality is not great.
    19. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Oooooh DrFluffy, can't wait to see the results of your lessons in enamel repair! :)

      This is such beautiful work, kyratango. DrFluffy did offer to fly over and take our pins to you, so if the lessons don't work out, expect a visit! ;)
    20. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Letraset promarkers are used to adjust color to match existant enamel when repair is dry.
      Can't wait to see your repairs!
    21. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Katherine, I wish we all be nearest, I would love helping in your repairs :-)
    22. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Aww so nice, thanks kyratango. :)
    23. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Kyra, thanks... So looking forward to getting started. I am going to order the Pebeo today.
    24. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Just one more question: Once you are done with the repair and used the marker, do you then put any finishing coat? or do you stop after the marker?
    25. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      I stop after the marker, I don't like to over charge the layers. Thanks for your question!
    26. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kyra... I am super duper excited to have some fun.
    27. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Katherine ;-)
    28. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thank you for all you share, kyratango, you make this site a pleasure to visit. :)
    29. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much Katherine, always a pleasure to get your visit and nice comments :-)

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