Ceramic song bird decals are applied using a copper enameling technique.  Layers of glass frit (like sand) are sifted in layers on the backside first then fired until glossy.  The front side is then cleaned of fire scale and 2-4 layers of white glass are applied using a fine sifter.  Again torch or kiln fired until glossy.  Next the ceramic decal is applied, this needs to dry approximately 6 hours to avoid any air or water bubbles.  When fired the decal catches fire and the disc turns a dark color.  Just when I'm thinking "oh crap" the bird and the white glass appear.  Green matte jade beads are applied adding to the organic, earthy nature of the earrings.  One of a kind.  

Song Bird Enameled Earrings


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