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.