I did this cloissone today, 3,5 x 2,8 cm, copper thread over copper, transparent and opal enamels, the violet is matte, the yellow center is a “wax drop”, that is, has some rounded volume, you can see that in the second picture.
I don’t have jewellery tools, I can’t afford them at the moment (apart that I don’t really know where I would fit them if I could) and I don’t even know where to get them or even the silver here. So I can’t do my own settings.
So yesterday I got some Fimo (this is polymer clay) and started making tests with it so I can do my own, even if simple, settings. I did one for this piece, and I covered it with golden foil, but the result looks like a Parrish Relics rip-off. I am not even gonna post a picture of it, and instead of selling it it will just be a present (if she wants it) for a friend that wanted a violet.
But I still want to do my own settings, so I think that I am just gonna get some black fimo and do the simplest setting possible, just a black line around the enamel.
I was thinking of offering these for sale, but I don’t know if anyone would be interested. Perhaps the bpal fans would want a pendant with their favourite flower (I guess other stuff could be made too, but I still have to think how on earth to depict ambergris…)