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Inside the Studio: Flora & Fawn

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Inside the Studio: Flora & Fawn

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This coming Saturday we will be hosting Angela Muhlnickel of Flora & Fawn jewelry at the shop.  When she dropped by Velouria last week with a fresh selection of enamel goodies, we asked her to give us a little insight into her process via photos.

Copper and Enamel in various stages of application

Copper and Enamel in various stages of application

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. 

Getting fired up! 

Getting fired up! 

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. 

Enamel circles post-firing

Enamel circles post-firing

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 carefully-finished enamel! 

...and the finished product!  The lovely Orbital necklace.

...and the finished product!  The lovely Orbital necklace.

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.