Faux Enamel Experiment

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This beetle is the result of my experiment of mixing ICE resin with PearlEx pigment powder. I was trying to get the effect of the wonderful Egyptian style enamel jewelry from the Art Nouveau period. I haven’t decided exactly what I’ll do with him next, but he’ll probably end up as part of a cuff bracelet. One thing’s for sure – if I’m going to do close work like this I’ll need stronger glasses!Image

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About lilruby jewelry

My name is Joan Williams and I'm a self taught jewelry designer and mixed media artist. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, and I now live in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband, son and jillions of beads - along with lots of ephemera and stuff that my packrat ancestors saved (and I'm so glad they did)! My passion is creating jewelry that bears the patina of time and travel, using a blend of new components and found objects. I'm also crazy about antiques, horses, flowers, rusty hinges and chipped paint, so you never know what I might be inspired to talk about. I hope you'll stop by from time to time to see what I'm up to! Click below to visit my Etsy shop and my Facebook page, and to see additional photos on Flickr.

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