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Project Video - Enameled Pearl Necklace with Mica Powder by Karen Trexler

Cool Tools resident artist, Karen Trexler studied metalsmithing and jewelry design in college and received a BFA from Ball State University. Karen then continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and received her MFA in the spring of 2018 before joining the Cool Tools team.

In this video, Karen shows both working stages of this project – clay working (with Cyprus Copper Clay) and enameling after the clay has been fired. The pearlescent effect of this necklace is achieved by applying mica powder over the enamel.

If you are interested in the products shown in this video, please click this link: Products Used and scroll to the lower section of the page.