Experimenting in Crackle Enamel

by Kim Pernia.
(Maryland)

Experimenting in Crackle Enamel by Kim Pernia  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I wanted to explore crackling enamel. I tried layering colors. After putting down and firing a base color, I added a layer of clear crackle and another color. Then another color.

Experimenting in Crackle Enamel by Kim Pernia  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Then firing different lengths of time created different effects. Then possibly adding another color. The real challenge in this technique is knowing when to to stop.

Experimenting in Crackle Enamel by Kim Pernia  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Kim Pernia
Kimmings Jewelry

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  • Judy Bjorkman says:

    Very nice! –Judy

  • The colors have such different and beautiful effects. A great technique for jewelry. Love the interesting patterning it creates, Kim!

  • Cathy says:

    These pieces are gorgeous.

  • DIANNA says:

    So pretty! Love the colors!!

  • Nancy Vaughan says:

    Great color with fantastic results. I had a water color professor in college who said the best time to stop is 5min. before you are done.

  • Lyone Fein Bernbaum says:

    All that layering adds so much depth. Especially to that first piece posted…the pendant. It looks like something from an underwater garden!

  • Kim, I haven’t been able to achieve the large cells you have in your first pendant. I use a torch for all my work. Any tips on how to get the large cell effect? Thank you!

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