Original design of sunrise over a city skyline. Cloisonné silver polished smooth for striking effect.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel, which are often of several colors. To make this cloisonné enamel pendant, I made enamel powder into a paste, then needs to be fired in a kiln.