Not much beats colour on metal as far as I am concerned and torch-fired enamels must be my favourite way of making that happen.
I wanted to make some 'tribal' looking pieces so I was aiming for that rustic, buried in the Earth for a squllion years kinda thing ...
This one has a couple of colours on it and I fired it until it was super glowing! That helps give it that worn and aged look.
Of course if I have the enamels out, there is no way I am gonna pass up the chance to make something red. Again, I fired it with my torch and added a little charcoal enamel whilst it was still warm and fired it again.
The swallow is not at all "tribal" - in fact I used some lovely vintage bits and pieces on this one along with some shiny stuff. Still, it just goes to show how versatile this method of using enamel is, because I really like the look of this. Again I used a few colours to add a bit of texture and depth.
These discs look good enough to eat don't they? I will be making these into ear-rings. Mmmmm - shineee, mmmmm - colourful - that is a whole lot of "yumm" if you ask me!