Yes Jamie, that is my belief also. There are many ways to skin a cat, but it is all called Cat Skinning.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA
On Jul 8, 2007, at 3:39 AM, James Swan wrote:
> 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
> http://www.centerportcycles.com (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.