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Enamel39 of 77Restoration project, Meyle & Mayer enamel bird brooch.Enamel landscape of Tell's chapel, early Victorian brooch.
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    Posted 5 years ago

    kyratango
    (433 items)

    Project achieved :-)

    A thick silver thread was cut, shaped (grossly!) as a C clasp, then soldered with the "solder it" paste.

    I had to redo it because I didn't hold it correctly while paste solder fused, which caused it to lay down, Grrrr!

    For the enamel, pearlized nail polish applied with a tooth pick, covered when dry with top coat nail polish.
    Colored with permanent marker then matted with fiberglass brush!

    Last, set a tiny red stone for the eye ; -)

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    Comments

    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Wow -- You are the Miracle Worker !!!!
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      I'll be sending along some of my jewelry for repair - how are at fixing enamel?

      :-) :- ) :-)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      It was my first clasp making and soldering, so Rose, I'm very proud of your wow :-))

      Efe, you may have a try repair session on easiest to fix pieces, it is very pleasant to do!
      But you can send me the perfect ones, lol!
      Thank you for your visit :-)
      Thank you Bladerunner and Ho2cultcha too for your loves !
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Great fix - precious pin. Thanks for telling us what you use. Love it!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Wow, you do nice work!! This turned out awesome!
    6. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      ahhhh so professional done .. you can quite you day job now... ;-)
    7. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      night....night... ;-)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FM8ui2ByUI
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      kyratango, this is magnificent! What an incredible brooch!

      Don't I wish I could send you all my broken bits and pieces to have them come back to me like this!
    9. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hey friends! Thank you Valentino, Jscott, Roycroft and Katherine for the lovely comments (and song ! ) :-))
      Kath, it's worth to have a try and practise your sailles, beginning with the easiest :-)
      Don't hesitate to post your wounded pieces, I'll give you hints.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Yep, the song is great. I'm a huge Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch fan.
    11. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Many thanks Jean and Newtimes for your loves :-D
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      I've just looked very intently at the restoration work you have done. Amazing great work.
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Beautiful little swallow!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      :-) Elisabethan !
    15. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Mcheconi, Davyd, Rick, Trey, Aura and Gilian thank you so much for taking time to visit and love !
    16. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks Glassiegirl for your visit and love :-D

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