Enamel Animal Jewelry Hand Painted Colorful Designs
These fun and colorful enamel animal jewelry designs cover the gamut of the kingdom, from armadillos to ladybugs! But it wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t have some whimsical dogs and cats in eye-catching colors as well. Color has always been special to me as an artist. Even as a child I observed how it can enhance our mood or make us feel down in the dumps. I love animals, and I wanted to present some in a whimsical, non-serious way. Let me know what you think!
My enamel animal jewelry designs are cast in fine pewter and then hand painted by a team of skilled New England artisans. The rich and beautiful colors are made to my exact specifications using a clear epoxy resin and special dyes. They are applied with paint brushes and, in some very detailed pieces, a needle and syringe!
These women are meticulous workers and they constantly amaze me with their dedication and attention to detail. I feel very fortunate to have come upon such a hard working family owned business that cares so much about the quality of their products. And the fact that they are an American company not only makes it easy for me to have products and work go back and forth from their shop to The Magic Zoo, but I know that the ladies who work there are paid a fair wage and are well taken care of.
The type of work they do is sometimes known as “cold enameling”. The technique was developed as an alternative way to create an effect very similar to enameling but without the intense heat required. It is cured in a special “baking room” at 200 degrees for at least 8 hours before it is completed.
On my website you’ll find enamel pins, earrings and necklaces. Since they are hand painted, each enamel animal jewelry design will be unique. Watch for more in the future.