I experimented in my studio yesterday with torch firing enamels. I really like the outcome and I am sure I will be doing more enameling.
It is fun how spontaneous it is to work with the powdered enamel. I used one some of my previously hand sawn birds for a stencil! I decided to go with black and white so I would not overwhelm myself with all of the color options right away. I did a 3 layers of black base coating, then I set a little hand sawn bird on top and sprinkled white enamel around them to achieve the silhouette. The second pair down was done a little differently, sprinkling enamel on the silhouette of a bird, on the ground rather than the figure.
On the bottom pair, which is my favorite, I used a scribe to draw tree branches in. I think there will definitely be more enameled trees in my future.
Let me know what you think of these new earrings Enameled Snow Bird Earrings so far. They are not quite finished yet.