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Bespoke 'Lucy' Enamel Name Necklace

Posted by Joseph McGarr on
Bespoke 'Lucy' Enamel Name Necklace

We were recently commissioned to make a bespoke name pendant using enamel to add a pop of pink for the customer's young daughter.

Mr Gardner visited us a few weeks before his son’s Christening, where he wanted to give his elder daughter a lovely gift too to remember the day. His idea was to make a name pendant but wanted to add some colour to make the piece more unique. We suggested using cold enamel to add a resilient and bold splash of pink, recessing it into silver.

First we CAD (computer aided design) the pendant, so that we could achieve a small recess into the middle of each letter, where the cold enamel could be applied. At first Mr Gardner had thought just a small amount of pink in distinct places.

Bespoke Lucy Name Necklace CAD design

This looked a little disjointed, so it was decided to adjust the CAD so the pink ran through the whole of each letter:

Bespoke Lucy Name Necklace CAD design

he second CAD design had Mr Gardner’s approval, so we 3-d printed the design and cast it into sterling silver. The piece was then attached to the chain, buffed and polished all by hand. Once the whole piece was beautifully shiny and finished, the cold enamel was carefully applied and left for 48 hours to set.

What is Cold Enamel?

What is cold enamel I hear you ask? Cold enamel is an alternative to traditional Vitreous (Hot) enamel. It has a similar finish but is a plastic rather than glass. It comes as a two part liquid, which are mixed together and start to set in 24 hours. Cold enamel comes in clear and many different colours.

Bespoke Lucy Enamel Name Necklace

If you would like to have a bespoke name necklace made with us please get in touch on 0121 236 1119 or email us at mail@elementbespokejewellery.com.

 

 

 

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