Re: [CR]Re: Cloisonne goodness from Cinelli (er, correction)

Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2007 06:39:54 -0400
From: James Swan <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Cloisonne goodness from Cinelli (er, correction)
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To: Chuck Schmidt <>
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Hi Chuck,

It is my understanding that one-off pieces of cloisonne jewelry, or decorative items, are made by a process of soldering lengths of square silver wire to a base plate to create the "cloisters". The pieces of wire are carefully bent into shapes before they are soldered down. Once affixed to the base, the top surface of all the wires is sanded off fair and then polished.

I believe that this was the original process, and the various methods that you mention have been devised to facilitate the manufacture of multiple items.

Regards, Jamie

Jamie Swan Centerport Cycles Inc. 245 Main St. Northport, N.Y., U.S.A. 11768 631-262-0909 (mapped)

On Jul 8, 2007, at 12:40 AM, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> They can be made in a casting process, a stamping process, or an
> etching process.