© Kirsten Ash
How I made my necklace
Kirsten Ash, 11 yr
To make my necklace out of enamel and silver I first had to design it, colouring it in and all. Then my design was drawn onto the computer and printed out. The printed out design was used as a stencil to see where to lay the flat silver wires to separate the colours. The silver plaque was covered with flux (a transparent enamel powder), the wires were laid down in the right place, then were stuck to the silver and flux by being melted in a special sort of oven. I took it out and left it to cool. The enamel powder was mixed with water, and was used to fill in the pendant. It was put back in the oven after drying, I took it out and repeated the process.
You would think that it would be finished, wouldn't you? But I still had to put a little ring through a hole in the pendant, then the pretty black rubber string through the ring, and hang it round my neck! There, now it's finished!!!