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    Posted 2 years ago

    kyratango
    (436 items)

    As always on the hunt for kyratisation candidates pieces, I got this 1860s French (crab mark) "émaux bressans" brooch.
    4cm by 3.5cm, domed.

    One piece of enamel lacking... little enamel damage around the lady's portrait...

    My now favorite trick, the crimpled tinfoil was used to create a filling for the lacking piece.
    Green permanent marker covered with "Judikins Diamond Glaze", tiny silver ring for the blue cab bezel.
    Gold decorations with diluted "rub'n buff" patina, red marker dots, white posca pen dots, tiny gold nail art balls and finally a doming finish with diamond glaze.

    Et voilà! :-)

    Link to history of Bressans enamels in first comment below!

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      https://blog.women-on-the-road.com/enamels-of-bresse/
    2. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Than you for your great and early comment Ken!
      You're right for the size of the piece to be repaired... 1cm (less than 1/2") TINY!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Just stunning ! and you do work magic and restoring . I love this piece :-)
    4. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      XO XO XO Mani!!! Love back to you, dear friend :-D
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Oh, it's a BEAUTY!! You simply amaze me with your talent for reviving these lovely pieces. Outstanding work Kyra!!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Ooh, thank you Scott!
      A great part of my enjoyment in my kyratisations is the thinking of how will I manage to get the illusion effect with my simple materials!
    7. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Truly gorgeous and so colorful, I love the fancy lady in the center - and you are very talented Pascale, great job
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      What a wonderful brooch and as always - a great restoration! I love it.
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Kyra, I think that Bressan enamels are very pretty. I only stumbled upon them recently, when I was watching an auction for a Bressan dragonfly and another piece. It was gorgeous and I would have liked to own, but they are pricey. Congrats on your find and restoration! You are so talented :)
    10. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 2 years ago
      fabulous restoration kyratango!!
      thanks for the link on the history of Bressan enamels, I've never seen one before.
    11. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Jenni, thanks! The lady in the middle isn't usual to be seen on these pieces, commonly another bigger Bresse enamel oval piece :-)

      Mary, THANK YOU!!! Love back to you :-)

      Mrstyndall, I know what you mean... When I haunted flea markets in France decades ago, they seemed to be everywhere... Of course then, I wasn't interested, because I only loved the enamel pieces, but not the jewels made with them...

      Courtenayantiques, thanks! There is always something new to discover in jewelry, and CW is fantastic to lead to a lot of new areas of interest ;-))
    12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      When I think of all the pieces you have recycled and made beautiful again...
      Seriously, pieces that most would pass up, you bring home and give new life to.
      You should be proud!
      Amazing work always!
    13. wpj wpj, 2 years ago
      Stunning!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Ms.CrystalShip, awww, thanks!
      I'm proud of (nearly) all my rescues ;-))

      Wpj, thank you!
    15. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      For Flip sakes -- YOUR AMAZING !!!!!
    16. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Rose! Thanks!!!
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Hope you had the very best day ever. Wishing you the best days ahead also. Love to you !~xpxp
    18. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      Okay ------ that does it !!

      I really think the word "KYRATISED" has to be added to the Urban Dictionary.....LOL ...... you have invented a new word with your wonderful WORK !!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Phil! A belated THANKS for your wishes XO

      Rose, lol!
      Someone on another site asked what is kyratisation meaning... Google search didn't gave a definition, but led to CW :-))
      If I keep on my guilty activity of these "cosmetic repairs" perhaps it will end in having a WIKIPEDIA entry ;-))))

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