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STudio Buttons - Enameled in Copper

2186 - PeacockCopper works differently in the kiln from silver and thus different techniques are usually created with it. For example, if an opaque base is used, there is no need to use silver as it will not show. And the first layer of a copper enamel, using transparents, is very important because there are oxides in the copper, that if not removed, will cause a tomato-red colorization and thus the result is not the clear color desired. Silver enameled button can be seen here.

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Champleve

This technique is enameling in a depression which can be made in a number of ways. These buttons have their depressions made by etching.

Champleve - Limited Edition of 10 - Asian Bloom - #2451

Champleve on copper with focal asian flower design, using unleaded vitreous opaque enamels with green luster on top. Dim: 1.5". Price: $90

Asian Flower

#1

   

Basse Taille

This technique is a texturing of the metal underneath transparent enamel.

Heart button with dragonfly

#2878
Basse Taille and Pull Through enameled copper heart (artist created on hydralic press) using unleaded vitreous enamel, gold foil dragonfly (OME), flower wafers and fine sivler twisted wire and balls (OMEs). Large $40

repousse basse taille button

#2879
Basse Taille enameled on Repoussed design on copper, using unleaded vitreous enamels and glass ball OMEs. Large $50

 

 

Basse Taille enameled button

#2748
Basse Taille and firescale enameled round cornered triangular copper using unleaded land leaded vitreous enamels with 24K gold foil and fine silver balls. Form was artist designed/made using corregated metal with a wire on a hydralic press. Size: Large Price: $45

2173 - Art Deco

#2173
Etched on copper Art Deco design with black underglaze, golden clear vitreous unleaded enamel background and gold overglaze on top. Dim: Medium
Price: $25

Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 10 - Foiled Again - #2174

Eched (hand drawn design) on copper with black underglaze, golden clear unleaded vitreous enamel background with millefiori and recycled aluminum foil on top. Using Aluminum foil in enameling is rare. Dim: 1" Price: $30. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Foiled Again #3

#3
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Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 3 - Knight - #2624

Basse Taille Enameled copper square with focal of Knight on a chess board, using unleaded vitreous enamels and black underglaze. Dim: 5/8".

Chess Knight

#1
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Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 10 - Stallion Of The Sea - #2275

Etched (hand drawn design) on oval shaped copper with underwater scene, using unleaded vitreous enamel, black underglaze, small opaque lumps, a gold foil seahorse and fine silver balls on top. Dim: Large.
Price: $30. Archived buttons in this LE

Stallion of the Sea #1

#2
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Basse Taille - limited edition of 10 - Wheel of Dharma - #2164

Religious Theme (Buddhism) - Uses vitreous unleaded enamel on a copper circle, etched with the Wheel of Dharma from Kadampa Buddhism, using black underglaze to highlight areas and golden clear enamel on top. Dim: 1" Price: $25. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Wheel Of Dharma

#3
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Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 10 - Hearts and Flowers - #2166

Etched on copper with black underglaze as highlights, golden clear unleaded vitreous background and wet inlay of garnet leaded enamel hearts with flower wafers on top. Dim: 1" Price: $35. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

#4

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Basse Taille - LImited Edition of 10 - Girl with The Zigzag Hair - #2407

Etched on copper design of a girl's face, using unleaded vitreous enamels, black underglaze, flower wafer in her hair and colorized with Sunshine enamel paints. Dim: 1". Limited Edition of 10. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Girl's face

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Basse Taille - LImited Edition of 10 - Duma - #2453

Basse Taille enameled etched copper cheetah in a sitting pose silouetted in the shape of the button. Duma is Swahili for Cheetah. Dim: 1.5" x 1 3/16". $60. This etching also comes in metal only. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Cheetah

#2
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Basse Taille - Series of 10 -
Henna Cougar #2740

Basse Taille Enameled cougar shaped copper wth etched Henna design (each will be different) by Judith Lanza, using black underglaze and unleaded vitreous enamel. size: large. Price $40

Cougar button with Henna design

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Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 10 - Flying Pig - #2833

Enameled copper pig using vitreous unleaded enamels with fine silver Basse Taille wing using vitreous unleaded enamels, with fine silver ball eye. Large Price: $40


Flying Pig button

#3
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Eutectic Enameling

This is a new technique that was born from an error. It is fine silver fusing into the copper background and forming an irregular pattern that is very cool. The shape of the pattern is not totally controllable. But if it is done over a Basse Taille then it will follow the lines of the BT pattern. This form of enameling is rare and only started to be used today.

 

butterfly #2293

#2293
Combined with vitreous unleaded and leaded enamels with fine silver twisted wire and balls and a gold butterfly decal on top, on copper. Dim: 1".

This button was used to decorate a gourd, which has the same number of #2293. It is for sale on the gourd.

 

Reticulated Foils Enameling

This technique involves layering gold and silver foil and fused at a high heat for a long time (about 1450°F for 15 minutes) so that the foils fuse and ripple into each other (reticulate). Then colors are sifted on top.

Limited Edition of 15 - Froggie Jumping #2301

Reticulated Foils enameling on triangular copper using vitreous unleaded and leaded enamels with gold foil frog, fine silver twisted wires and balls and flower wafers on top. Dim: 1.5 x 1 5/16" Price: $50. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Frog

#6
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Ginbari Foil

This enameling technique has as a base an embossed thick fine silver foil that is fused to a layer of soft enamel so that the soft enamel raises up into the embossing to hold the pattern. It is usually done on copper and sometimes has a Cloisonne design over part of it.


Palm Trees

#2405
Ginbari Enameled on gear shaped copper with black low-fired decal of Palm Trees, using unleaded enamels. Dim: 1" Price: $55

 

Limited Edition of 10 -
Lovely Lizard #2332

Gin Bari foil (fine silver) enameled on lizard shaped copper, using unleaded and leaded enamels with glass ball eyes, gold luster and fine silver wire and balls on top. Dim: 2.25" x 1.25". Price: $65. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

lizard

#3



Limited Edition of 10 -
Hip Hop Froggie #2333

Gin Bari foil (fine silver) enameled frog shaped copper using vitreous unleaded enamels and leaded lumps with glass ball eyes and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1.25" x 1.25". Price: $60. Archived buttons in this limited edition.


frog

#3
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Limited Edition of 10 -
True Love #2334

Gin Bari foil (fine silver) enameled on heart shaped copper using vitreous unleaded and leaded enamels with flower wafers and fine silver twisted wire on top. Dim: 1.25" x 1.5". Price: $60

True Love Heart #2334

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Sgraffito

A technique in which lines are drawn through a layer of unfired enamel, exposing the fused enamel (or bare metal) underneath.

Limited Edition of 10 - Ginkgo Sunny Day #2312

Enameled using vitreous unleaded enamles on ginkgo shaped copper and gold foil sun and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1 3/8" x 1 1/4". Price: $25 Archived buttons in this LE.

Ginkgo #2312

#2
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Limited Edition of 10 -
Cross With Ferns #2739

Enameled cross shaped copper using a dry brush sgraffito technique, using unleaded vitreous enamels. Dim:large. Price: $25 Archived buttons in this LE.

 

Cross button

#3



Decals/Transfers

In the Blue Book, decals are considered Transfers. So any of these buttons fall into this technique.

Brids on a Wire button

#2928
Enameled copper shape with focal birds on a wire decal (transfer) using unleaded vitreous enamel with separation enamel background. Large $30

North America globe button

#2927
Enameled 1.25" copper circle using vitreous unleaded enamels with focal black North America decal (transfer). Large $20

 

Day of the Dead button

#2743
Enameled isoscelese trapezoid shaped copper with focal Day of the Dead black and gold decal (transfer) using unleaded vitreous enamels and flower wafers. Large. Price: $25

Note: photo is terrible, but the best i could do. sorry.

Bird

#2674
Enameled rounded cornered rectangluar shaped copper with focal gold and black bird on branch decal/transfer, using unleaded vitreous enamels and Dichro Slide frit. Dim: 1" x 1.5" Price:$30

Note: this transfer does not photograph well, but is gold with black


Ace of Spades

#2667
Enameled Ace of Spades shaped copper using unleaded vitreous enamels and gold decal/transfer. Dim: 15/16" x 1 1/16" Price: $20

Celtic Heart

#2576
Enameled square shaped copper with focal Celtic Heart (decal/transfer) using unleaded vitreous enamels and fine silver ball. Dim: 7/8" square. Price: $20

 

 

 

FLowers

#2399
Vitreous Enameled domed copper oval, using unleaded enamels, self-made decal, enamel paint and green luster; 3-holed sew-through. Dim: 1" x 1 5/8". Price: $35

Kokopelli

#2485
Enameled copper domed square with focal kokopelli (decal/transfer in black) with silver foil man in the moon, using unleaded vitreous enamels. Dim: .75" sq

Limited Edition of 10 - Eiffel Tower #2844

Enameled round cornered copper rectangle using vitreous unleaded enamels with black decal (transfer) of the Eiffel Tower with sayng "Paris is always a good idea.", with a 24K gold foil sun and flower wafers and fine silver twisted wires and balls on top. Large $35 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Eiffel Tower button

#2
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Limited Edition of 10 -
Baying Wolf #2643

Enameled tear-drop shaped copper with focal black wolf with tree and mountain decal (transfer), using unleaded vitreous enamels over fine silver foil base. Dim: .75" x 1"

Wolf Baying

#1


Limited Edition of 10 -
Gold and Black Fish #2741

Enameled square shaped copper with focal of a black and gold fish decal (transfer) using unleaded vitreous enamels. Size: Large Price: $25

Fish button

#1


Limited Edition of 10 -
Gold and Black Dragonfly #2641

Enameled copper square with focal gold and black dragonfly decal (transfer) using vitreous unleaded enamels, leaded lumps, flower wafers and fine silver twisted wire and balls. Dim: 1.5" Price: $35 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Note: this transfer does not photograph well, but is mostly gold with black

Dragonfly

#3


 

Limited Edition of 10 - Gold and Black Owl #2639

Enameled copper square with focal gold and black owl decal (transfer) using vitreous unleaded enamels. Dim: 1.5". Price: $25 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Note: this transfer does not photograph well, but is mostly gold with black

Owl button

#6

 

 

Limited Edition of 10 - Gold and Black Seahorse #2642

Enameled copper rectangle with focal gold and black seahorse decal (transfer) using vitreous unleaded enamels, leaded lumps, fine silver twisted wire and balls. Dim: 1" x 1.5" Price: $35 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Seahorse

#6




 


Limited Edition of 10 -
Silver Flowers #2655

Enameled copper spindel shape with focal fine silver flowers, using unleaded vitreous enamels, Dichro Frit (transfers), gold foil and flower wafers. Dim: .5" x 1.75". Price: $40

Limited Eidtion of 15 -
Peacock And Flowers
#2459

Enameled copper rectangle with focal peacock and flowers decal using vitreous unleaded enamel, Sunshine Painting enamels and luster on top in a three hole sew-through button design. Dim: 2" x 1.5". Price: $50 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Flowers

#1
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Peacock

#5

Peacock

#6

Limited Edition of 10 - Star of David #2307

Enameled Star of David copper shape, using break-through technique with vitreous unleaded enamels, with gold decal/transfer on top. Dim: 1" x 1". Price: $25 Archived button in this limited edition.

Star of David Jewish Star 6 Pointed Star

#4
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Limited Edition of 15 -
Batty #2291

Enameled bat shaped copper, using crackle enamel (black on white) with gold decal on top. Dim: .75" x .75. Price: $25 Archived button in this limited edition.

bat

#7
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Limited Edition of 10 -
Unicorn Under The Sea
#2589

Enameled spindle shaped copper with focal Unicorn Seahorse (black decal/transfer), using unleaded vitreous enamel, leaded enamel lumps, fine silver twisted wire and balls. Dim: 9/16" x 1 3/4". Price: $30 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Unicorn Seahorse button

#6



Limited Edition of 10
Mermaid At The Lighthouse
#2606

Enameled octagon shapped copper with black decal (transfer) of a lighthouse sceen and mermaid's tail, using unleaded vitreous enamels. Dim: 1 1/8" x 3/4". Price: $25 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Mermaid At The Lighthouse

#3
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Limited Edition of 10
Mermaid's Star
#2607

Enameled quatrefoil shapped copper with black decal (transfer) of a mermaid holding a star, using unleaded vitreous enamels and enameled lumps. Dim: 1" x 1". Price: $25 Archived button in this limited edition.

Mermaid and Star

#3


 

Limited Edition of 15 -
Peacock In Flight #2581

Enameled copper circle with focal flying peacock with flowers (black decal/transfer), using unleaded vitreous enamels, painted with sunshine enamel paints (Limoges), 3-hole sew-through button. Dim: 2". Price: $45

Peacock

#1

Limited Edition of 10 - 3 Flying Cranes #2406

Enameled with 3 flying cranes decal using unleaded vitreous enamel, colorized with Sunshine enamel paints and with a flower wafer on top, on copper. This is a 3-holed sew-through button. Dim: 2" Price: $40. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Limited Edition of 15 -
Dragonfly Shimmer #2475

Enameled copper circle with focal Dragonfly (artist made decal) with unleaded and leaded vitreous enamel, fine silver foil wings, sgrafittoed background, and flower wafers and Gran-Nu gold dots or fine silver balls on top. This is a 3-hole sew-thru button. Dim: 2" Price: $75 Archived buttons in this LE.

 

Limited Edition of 10-
Silver And Back Butterfly #2640

Enameled copper square with focal silver and black butterfly decal (transfer) using vitreous unleaded enamels, leaded lumps, flower wafers and fine silver twisted wire and balls. Dim: 1.5" Price: $40 Archived buttons in this LE.

Note: this transfer does not photograph well, but is mostly silver with black

3 flying cranes button

#6


Dragonfly

#2


Butterfly Button

#3
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Limited Edition of 15 - Circular Dragon #2381

Vitreous enamel with focal dragon (done as a decal) on copper colorized withSunshine enamel paints; three-hole sew-through button. Dim: 2" circle, domed. Price: $40 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Limited Ediiton of 10 -
Elsie The Cow #2456

Enameled copper with decal of Borden's Elsie The Cow, using unleaded vitreous enamel and sunshine enamel paints. Dim: 2" Price: $40. This design will only be created by commission so contact me to order one. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Limited Edition of 15 -
Gibson Girl
#2382

Vitreous enamel on triangular copper with focal lady decal using twisted fine silver wire and flower wafers; three-holed sew-through button. Dim: 1.5" x 1 3/8". Price: $40

Dragon button

#14
Purple dragon with yellow eyes

Dragon button

#15
Last in the LE

Borden's Elsie The Cow

#2
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Victorian Lady

#1
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Limited Edition of 10 -
Peacock Moon
#2404

Vitreous Enameled on domed copper disk using unleaded enamels, a self-made decal and colorized with Sunshine enamel paints and lusters on top; a 3-hole sew-through button. Dim: 2". Price: $50. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Limited Edition of 15 -
Goddess Horse #2474

Enameled copper circle with focal Dragonfly (artist made decal/tansfer), using vitreous unleaded enamels and Sunshine enamel paints. This is a 3-hole sew-thru button. Dim: 2". Price: $45. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Peacock around Moon

#2

Peacock

#3

dragonfly

#4




Misc. Enameled Techniques

Limited Edition of 10 -
Poodle #2656

Enameled poodle shaped copper using unleaded vitreous enamel with reflector glass bits for the pom poms. Dim: 1.5" x 1.5". Archived buttons in this LE. Price: $20

Poodle Dog button

#6
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Limited Edition of 10 -
Sea Turtle #2454

Enameled Sea Turtle shapped copper using the pull through technique of leaded under unleaded enamel with fine silver ball eyes. Dim: 1 1/4" x 1 7/8" Price: $30

Sea Turtle

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Limited Edition of 10 - Hand of God #2290

Enameled Hand of God shaped copper using vitreous unleaded enamels with the "break through" technique with white opaque base and transparent color over, using a millefiori and fine silver twisted wires and balls with luster and gold on top. Dim: 1" x 1 3/8". Price: $35. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Hand of God

#2

 



Limited Edition of 15 - Elephant on Parade #2255

Sifted unleaded enamel on copper elephant shape with back blanket made of millefiroi, fine silver balls and twisted wire with luster for the blanket top coat. Dim: 1.5"w x 1" h. Price: $50. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Limited Edition of 10 -
Oink Oink - #2476

Enameled copper in Pig Shape using crackel enamels and fire scale, with a fine silver ball for an eye. Dim: 1 5/8" x 1".Archived buttons in this LE. Price: $20





Elephant

#9
Blue Luster

Elephant

#13
Purple Luster

 

 



pig button

#7

pig button

#8


Limited Edition of 10 - Butterfly In Flight - #2310

Enameled Butterfly shaped copper using vitreous unleaded enamels with leaded lumps for spots and black overglaze. Dim: 1 3/4" x 1 3/8". Price: $25 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Limited Edition of 15 -
Geared Up
#2321

Enameled copper gear with millefiori in center, using unleaded vitreous enamel. Dim: 1". Price: $20

Limited Edition of 10 -
Moose Sighting
#2455

Enameled Moose shapped copper using the pull through technique of leaded under unleaded enamel with fine silver wire and glass ball on top. Dim: 1 3/4" x 2 1/8". Price: $30

butterfly

#6
Also includes fine silver balls

GearedUp #2321

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Moose

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Limited Edition of 15 -
Moonlight
#2325

Enameled moon shaped copper using both vitreous leaded and unleaded enamels to get a breakthrough effect, with 3 silver foil stars. Dim: 1" x 1.5".
Price: $25. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Limited Edition of 15 -
Moon and Sun
#2605

Enameled crescent moon shapped copper with fine gold foil sun, using unleaded vitreous transparent enamel, Dim: 1" x 1.5". Price: $20 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Limited Edition of 15 -
I Love Cats
#2326

Enameled heart shaped copper using vitreous unleaded enamels in the breakthrough technique, with a gold foil cat (with black underglaze outline) with flower wafer on top. Dim: 1" x 1". Price: $25. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

 

Moon

#7

Moon and Sun

#5
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Cat button

#8
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Emaux Peints

These buttons are designed by "painting with enamels". I frequently use "Sunshine Enamel Paints" but sometimes use other types of painting enamels.

Note: many of my Limoges pieces are also done with decals (transfers) and thus if you are looking for a Limoges button, check out decals, too.

Limited Edition of 15 - Flying Jewel #2412

Enameled Hummingbird shaped copper using vitreous unleaded enamels and Sunshine painting enamels. Dim: Large. Price: $30 See others in this LE.

Humming Bird

#5

Limited Edition of 15 - Squirrelly #2877

Enameled hand cut squirrel shaped copper uisng unleaded and leaded enamels and Sunshine Enamel Paints. Large $60 See others in this LE.

Squirrel button

#1
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Graphite Pencil

These buttons are characterized by using a graphite pencils to draw part of the design. The pencil markings are fired onto the piece. An interesting fact is that this does not work on transparents, only on opaque enamels.

Limited Edition of 15 - Zen Roadrunner Folly #2871

Enameled Roadrunner shapped copper, using techniques - Graphite Pencil and Emaux Peints, with vitreous unleaded enamel, Sunshine enamel paints and fine silver ball, as a 3-hole sew through. Large $30 See others in this LE.

Roadrunner button

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Roadrunner button

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Limited Edition of 10 - Zen Jumping Dolpins #2872

Enameled 2" square copper using techniques - Graphite Pencil and Emaux Peints, with vitreous enamel, Sunshine paints, and gold foil shaped as two jumping dolphins. Large $40 See others in this LE.

Double dolphin button

#2new



Limited Edition of 10 - Zen Spiral #2873

Enameled rounded corner rectangle using Techniques - Graphite Pencil and Emaux Peints, with vitreous enamel, Sunshine paints, gold foil and fine silver balls. Large $35

Spiral button

#1

Limited Edition of 10 - Flower Vase #2602

Enameled rounded-cornered rectangular copper, using unleaded vitreous enamels, graphite pencil and flower wafers. Large. Price: $25 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Flower Vase

#8
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Limited Edition of 15 - Mother To Be #2742

Enameled rounded cornered rectangle with focal abstract pregnant woman in graphite pencil with fine silver balls and twisted wires and flower wafers. Large. Price: $40

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Pregnant Woman Button

#3New

Limited Editin of 10 -
Zen Toplyish #2837

Enameled copper rounded rectangle using vitreous unleaded enamel and Sunshine enamel paints with a graphite pencil design of a Toadstool with fine gold foil and flower wafers on top. Large. Price: $35 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Zentangle Toadstool button

#3new



Limited Editio of 10 - Zen Flower Garden #2818

Enameled square copper using vitreous unleaded enamels with graphite pencil in a Zentangle Flower Garden design with émaux peints coloring with Sunshine Enamel Paints. Large $30 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Zentangle Enameled garden button

#3new


Limited Edition of 15 -
Ouroboros #2929

Enameled 2" copper circle with focal Dragon Eating Its Tail, using unleaded vitreous enamel with the Graphite Pencil and Emaux Peints techniques, with dicro frit decals (transfers) as glitter and a fine silver ball for an eye, as a 5-hole sew through. Large $45

dragon button with dragon eating its tail Ouroboros

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Separation Enamel

This is a special chemical added to fused enamel that forms a chemical reaction that gets the enamel to separate and bring forth mulitple layers of color.

 

Palm Trees

#2579Sold
Enameled heart shaped copper with focal Palm Tree grouping (black decal/transfer), using unleaded vitreous enamels with separation enamel. Medium Price: $25

 

MUD

This is a special material that was developed for fused glass, but works well on enamels. These are unique in that as of 6/23/2016, no other enamels are made with this material.

basse taille button with MUD

#2836
Basse Taille enameled hydralic pressed rounded copper rectangle using vitreous unleaded transparent enamels and a material called MUD as a flower design. Large. $35

   

Limited Edition of 10 - Cameo Rose 1 - #2834

Enameled copper square using vitreous unleaded enamels and a product called MUD, painted as a rose with 2 leaves. Large. $25 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

This unusal material was developed for fused glass and this LE is likely the 1st ever to be done with it on enamels

MUD Flower button

#5new

MUD Flower button

#6new


Limited Edition of 10 - Cameo Flower 2 - #2835

Enameled copper circle using vitreous unleaded transparent enamel and a material called MUD as a flower design. Large. $25 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

MUD Flower on enamel button

#2

Limited Edition of 10 - Dove In Flight #2875

Enameled 1.5" copper circle using unleaded vitreous enamel, glass-fusing MUD material as a border, gold foil and fine silver balls OME. Large. $35

Dove button

#1

Torched Fired Enamel

This technique is not listed in the Blue Book - the enamel is fired with an open torch, rather than putting in the kiln. If leaded enamels are used, it can be characterized by opalescent colors and a luster finish. All these buttons do not have counter enamel; the backs are what is called Hellfired Fire Scale - all black.

Special introduction price.

Torch fired enamel button

#2867
Has underfired finish
Dim: Medium Price: $10


 

 

 

   

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