Vintage Bird Painted Enamel Earrings

By Jenne Rayburn



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Combining drawing and painting with texturing and patterning, these artisan earrings are created with vintage bird, bug and animal decals, hand painting and gold, to show off the saturated colors and luminosity of glass. Using the centuries old technique of enameling on metal and historical enamel methods, with the intention of creating richly surfaced, artistically expressive and technically innovative contemporary art and jewelry, these earrings are sculpturally formed from steel to play with light and shadow, then coated with many thin layers of glass and pigment and fused in a kiln at 1500 degrees. The resulting in earrings “go together” but are not mirror images. Every pair is unique and one of a kind.

Glass, Metal/other (Steel, Glass, Gold, Vintage Glass Beads, Sterling Silver)

About the artist

Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based goldsmith, enamelist and designer. She grew up in the farming country of southeastern Washington State, and studied art, interior design and architecture at the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts. A lifelong artist and arts advocate, Jenne believes that the arts and crafts of our world are critical to the development of creative societies. History and tradition, vernacular design and indigenous peoples inspire Jenne's glass and metal work. Using traditional and innovative vitreous enamel techniques combined with steel, silver and copper, Jenne sees her work as narrative and she searches for meaning in the convergence of mythology, identity and ornament. She is fascinated with myths and folklore that recount heroic adventures and connect us to a larger purpose. These stories strive to express the mystery and complexity of the human experience and the relationships that influence and inspire us. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Glass, Metal/other
Category: Jewelry

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