Autumn Leaf 01: Colourful Enamelled Copper Brooch
Autumn Leaf 01 is a beautiful enamelled copper brooch in early autumn colours. Just after the leaves start changing colours, just before the leaves start falling from the trees.
I drew a leaf shape on copper sheet and used my jeweller’s saw to cut the shape out. The piece was then gently hammered to give it form and depth. The copper base was given an initial sprinkling of transparent olive green glass powder. After the first firing I then sprinkled a selection of green, copper and pale orange coloured enamel powder. Back it went into the kiln and after 3 minutes this beautiful piece emerged.
This the first piece in this style, I only made two and one has already sold at a craft show. I think a few more should be made…
The leaf brooch is 7 cm long and 3.5 cm at its widest. I will send this piece in a little card gift box.
My selection of enamelled jewellery makes wonderful gifts, and I am happy to make this style of colourful piece to order. Each one will be a unique piece of art jewellery.
I recently received a grant from our local district council which allowed me to buy an enamelling kiln. This has added a whole new dimension to the enamelled pieces I can make.