I made these lovely silver earrings with blue enamel and documented the process for you to see.
They began life as a couple of bits of 0.8mm silver sheet and some silver wire. I cut and shaped the wire and then soldered it onto the silver sheet.
After soldering the wires on I then filed the edges smooth and cleaned the pieces up so they were nice and neat.
Next I applied a layer of flux and also applied some silver jump rings to protect the area that I would be drilling through.
Next I drilled the holes and then applied a layer of enamel on top of the flux.
I fired these pieces for 2 mins at 820 degrees Celsius. I did a second firing at the same temperature and for the same time after applying another layer of enamel in a slightly darker shade. The shades I used were LJET215 and LJET230.
After the enamel was fired I then used a carborundum stone under water to file the surfaces level with the silver wires. Then I fired the pieces a final time to get the surface nice and shiny again.
Then it was time to polish up the individual pieces using the usual process of wet and dry paper in various grades. Then onto polishing compound and finally finishing off with a soft mop and some rouge. The last stage was assembling the earrings using some jump rings and the earring findings.