Tips for Beginners for Cloisonné

Bend it like Linda

Dorothy Cockrell

As you can see from the illustrations online of her beautiful work, Linda Connelly sets a standard every enameller should aim for.

Before feeling you could never achieve the same, have a careful look at the wires in her designs. Each one knows where it should be and which other wire it should touch; it has a purpose, starts and stops for a reason and none are left to clutch at empty space, having failed to connect where they ought. They are all part of a team.