Oh, how I love enamel! I took an enameling workshop and, turns out, that I don’t really enjoy enameling but I’m sure glad that other people do. People like Michelle Mahler of Teka and Zoe on Etsy and tekaandzoe.com.
Typically, I am in favor of a subtle addition of color in jewelry. But, in the case of Michelle Mahler’s work, I love that she really goes for it in terms of color because she does it so well. There is so much more than just a little hint of color — her jewelry is all about the color. I think one should also appreciate that in terms of skill. From my brief experience with enameling, I learned that it is not easy to know what color you are going to get when enameling. The color does not come out of the container as it will turn out once fired onto metal. In order to get such vibrant, consistent color as Michelle Mahler does, you really have to know what you’re doing.