Angela hand-enamels every piece of her line of brightly-colored
geometric and animal-inspired jewelry. The process starts with enamel,
which is powdered glass that is then applied to copper.
Once the enamel is applied to the copper, it is heated up in a potter's kiln
until the powder melts into a glossy surface. After removing it from the kiln and letting it cool a bit, Angela uses a
masonry bit to smooth out any roughness.
At the end of the process the
enamel pieces can be assembled, attaching jump rings, chains, and
earwires. Soldering those jump rings requires a lot of precision
since the high heat of the torch can discolor or mar the surface of the
Finally the jewelry is assembled and because Angela lives right here in Seattle, we are lucky enough to get hand deliveries of every new item! Be sure to stop by the shop this Saturday for Artwalk and find out more about Flora & Fawn.
Our Make It Good shipment arrived last week and it's giving us those warm, summer feelings! We're ready for tanks and everyday summer dresses, breezy, oh-so-soft jersey, and....lightweight pullovers--for those cooler evenings and days like this in Seattle when the temperature won't get past 55 and we must make-do. If you're not familiar with the Portland, OR-based Make It Good, they're a talented crew, designing, printing, and sewing all their goods in their Portland workshop. We've also started carrying their "Underwear of the Month" in the shop if you're in the market for fresh unmentionables! Here's a look at some of our favorite new arrivals.