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2186 - PeacockEnameled buttons are divided into sections based on the major enameling technique used (sometimes more than one technique is included). They are also broken up by metal - this page is for fine silver enameled and the other for copper enameled.

I specialize in Cloisonne on silver, but create with over 12 techniques. In 2010, I created a series of 12 beaded and enameled wall pieces, each with a different technique of enameling. Check these out and you can request custom designs, based on any of these techniques, even ones that include images of your pet! Sometimes I'll add an enameled piece to a beaded button so check out my Beaded Buttons page for this combination.

I have been enamelling for over 30 years and have written a book, The Art of Fine Enameling. Here is a list of Enameling Technique Defintiions from my book, in case you want to learn more about what these are.

All buttons are back marked with my KC stylized signature and, if large enough, also include the year of creation and my button number. All balls and twisted wire are made of fine silver by me. Note: my styled KC signature is documented in my book, which is in the Library of Congress.

Note: it's difficult to take a good photo of enamels because of the reflection. If you are unsure of a button, you can purchase it with my guarantee - if the quality is not what you expected, you may return it within 7 days in the same condition, for a full refund, excluding shipping and insurance charges.

Table of Conents

The indented lists are of available Limited Editions. If the edition is not yet closed, but all shown are purchased, you can request another, at the same price.

Copper Enameled - multiple techniques

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Cloisonne

Cloisonne is a technique of enameling in which wires of the same or different widths are bent to form a design and the resulting cells are wet packed with enamel; the top is then ground to be flush and the piece is polished. My Cloisonne pieces are usually fired about 15 times in a kiln at 1500°F. Many of them have Basse Taille backgrounds.

Art Nouveau Woman's Head

#2839
Cloisonne enameled fine silver circle of Art Nouveau Woman's Head with flower in her hair, using fine silver wire, leaded vitreous enamels and Luster on top. Large. Price: $190

Cloisonne Heart

#2450
Cloisonne-Basse Taille (roll printed basket weave design) on fine silver with central heart design using unleaded vitreous enamel with fine gold foil, fine silver balls and twisted wire and gold luster on top. Dim: 1/2". Price: $65

Dragonfly cloisonne

#2592sold
Cloisonne enameled fine silver circle using leaded vitreous enamel, Dichro Slide Transfer dragonfly, luster, gold pen and fine silver twisted wire and balls and a flower wafer, set in a copper frame that is plated Jet Nickel. Dim: Large Price: $125

 

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10 - Peace On Earth #2470

Cloisonne enameled Basse Taille on fine silver with focal of dove with olive branch using leaded vitreous enamels and fine gold foil with fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1' Price: $125

Dove

#3

Cloisonne - LImited Edition of 10 - Wild Mustang #2777

Enameled fine silver cut circle with focal Wild Mustang using leaded and unleaded vitreous enamels, flower wafers, fine silver balls and gold foil sun on top. Dim: Large; Price: $385

Wild Mustang Horse button

#1

 

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10 -
Cluck! #2730

Enameled Fine Silver circle with focal stylized chicken using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver balls and twisted wire and fine gold foil and a flower wafer on top. Dim: 1" Price: $85

chicken button

#1
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Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 15 - Pear #2530

Enameled fine silver circle with focal pear, using vitreous leaded enamels with gold foil and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1.5" Price: $110 Archived buttons in the LE.

Pear

#1
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Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 15 - Elegant Peacock #2330

Cloisonne peacock on fine silver using vitreous leaded and unleaded enamels, fine silver and gold foils and fine silver balls and twisted wires on top. Dim: 2". Price: $425 Archived buttons in the LE.

Peacock button

#4

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 15 - Iris Beauty- #2297

Cloisonne and Basse Taille on fine silver using fine gold foil with fine silver balls on top; leaded vitreous enamels. Dim: 1". Price: $150 Archived buttons in the LE.

iris Beauty - yellow #2297-1

#2

Basse Taille is roll printed lizzard skin pattern.

Cloisonne - LImited Edition of 15 - Paisley Pretty - #2260

Cloisonne and Basse Taille on fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels with luster, gold ceramic pen and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 3/4". Price: $150 Archived buttons in the LE.

Paisley Pretty #2260-1

#2

Basse Taille pattern is wavy lines

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10
Goldie - #2604

Cloisonne on fine silver circle, using leaded vitreous enamels with fine silver balls and twisted wires and luster on top. Dim: 1.5" Price: $235. Archived buttons in the LE.


Bug Eyed Gold Fish

#3

Limited Edition of 10 -
Lily of the Valley #2331

Cloisonne and Basse Taille of Lily of the Valley on fine silver using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver wires with green luster and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1". Price: $175. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Lily of the Valley

#4

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 15 - Peacock single- #2277

Cloisonne and Basse Taille on fine silver using fine gold and silver foils with fine silver balls on top; leaded vitreous enamels. Dim: 1". Price: $100. Archived buttons in the LE.

#2277 Peacock Feather

#3New
Basse Taille pattern is waves



Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10 - Pansy Parade - #2161

Cloisonne enameled Basse Taille on fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1" Price: $100

2161-1 Pansy

#1
Basse Taille is a roll printed woven pattern.

Cloisonne - Limited Edition of 10 - Black Eyed Susan - #2162

Cloisonne enameled Basse Taille ("golf ball" pattern - roll printed) on fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver balls and twisted wires on top. Dim: 1" Price: $145

2162 Black Eyed Susan

#1
sold

Cloisonne - LImited Edition of 10 - Yellow Rose of Texas
#2352

Cloisonne enamel on fine silver using vitreous leaded enamels, gold foil and fine silver balls on top. Dim: 1 1/16 sq. Price: $175
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Yellow Rose of Texas

#1
sold



CloisonnE and Guilloche combination

These special buttons use a Guilloche background with Cloisonne over it always on a fine silver disk using leaded enamels.

Limited Ediiton of 10 -
Plum Blossoms - #3239

Focal design of plum blossoms and bud, using gold foil in the branches, gold paillons and mica luster on top with two size fine silver cloisonne wires. Large $325

plum blossoms closisonne button

#1New
Spiral design on the Guilloche

NEW LE

   

Guilloche

This is a specific form of Basse Taille and is what Faberge did on the background of his eggs and frames. These patterns are engine turned on a specialized machine which is not manufactured today. All my Guilloche is done on fine silver. This is a fairly rare form of modern enameling, due to the lack of access to get the metal.

Guilloche button on sterling

#3193
Guilloche on sterling sliver using leaded enamels, a millefiori and mica paint Medium $30

   

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Ferns - #2175

Using vitreous leaded enamels in 3 colors with gold foil leaves and fine silver twisted wire and balls on top. The Guilloche pattern is not the same on all of these. Dim: 7/8". Price: $85. Archive buttons in this limited edition.

2175 #2

#2
Orange, Red, Brown over Moire Pattern.

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Tri-Floral - #2178

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enamels, flower wafers and fine silver twisted wire and balls on top. The Guilloche pattern will not be the same on all of these. Dim: 7/8". Price: $85 Archive buttons in this limited edition.

2178 Tri-Floral

#2
Basketweave pattern
New

 

 

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Swan #2184

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enamels, gold foil swan with fine silver twisted wires and balls on top. The Guilloche pattern will not be the same on all of these. Dim: 7/8". Price: $85 Archive buttons in this limited edition.

2184-1 Golden Swan

#2
on Moire pattern
New

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Seahorses - #2185

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enamels, gold foil seahorses with fine silver twisted wires and balls on top. The Guilloche pattern will not be the same on all of these. Dim: 7/8". Price: $85. Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Golden Seahorses #2

#5
New
on Spiral pattern

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Unicorn - #2254

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enaemls, gold foil unicorn with fine silver balls on top. The Guilloche pattern will not necessarily be the same on all of these. Diim: 7/8". Price $85

Golden Unicorn #1

#1
on moire pattern

Guilloche - Limited Edition of 15 - Golden Fleur-de-Lis - #2269

On fine silver with leaded vitreous enaemls, gold foil Fleur-de-lis with fine silver balls and twisted wire on top. The Guilloche pattern will not necessarily be the same on all of these. Diim: 7/8". Price $85 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

2269 #1 Golden Fleur-de-lis

#2
New
On Baskerweave pattern

Basse Taille

This technique is a texturing of the metal underneath transparent enamel. These are on fine silver where I get the pattern by either roll printing or etching. Roll printing requires a machine called a rolling mill that exerts high pressure on the metal. Using this technique you cane even roll print a pattern cut from a manila folder. Very cool.

Silver Basse Taille

#2292

Roll printed "wood" pattern on fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels with fine silver balls and twisted wires on top.
Dim: .5". Price: $30

 

 

Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 10 -
Golden Hoot #3237

Enameled fine silver domed circle, patterned by roll printing, with focal of gold owl paillon with a border of other gold paillons, using leaded enamels. Dim: small Price $50 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

owl button

#2
New

Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 15 -
Dragonfly and Flowers
#2322

On fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels, with flower wafers, twisted fine silver wire and gold foil dragonfly on top. Dim: 3/4". Price $35 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Dragonfly and Flowers #1

#1
Basse taille is basketweave pattern

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Basse Taille - Limited Edition of 15 -
Butterfly and Flowers
#2311

On fine silver, using vitreous leaded enamels, with flower wafers, twisted fine silver wire and gold foil butterfly on top. Dim: 3/4" Price: $35 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Butterfly and Flowers #2

#2
Basse Taille is basketweave pattern

Sold
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Foldformed Metal in Silver

These are all Basse Taille enameling

Basse Taille enameled Foldformed fine silver,using leaded enamels, gold foil dots, gold owl paillon, with OME of roll printed fine silver circle, twisted wire and balls as a 2-hole sew through. Large $65

owl button

#3232
New

Enameled Basse Taille Foldformed fine silver in the shape of a regular trapezoid with faux Horsehair Enameling, faux opal (using enamel), using leaded enamels, fine silver wire, gold and silver foils, unleaded lumps, and artist's hair. Large $85

trapezoid button

#3230
New


Basse Taille enameled Foldformed fine silver, using leaded enamels, gold foil, gold paillons with a fine silver wire faux enamel opal.Large $85

enamel button

#3231New

Basse Taille enameled fine silver after it was shaped by the Foldforming technique, using leaded enamel, 2 black dragonfly decals (transfers) with Dichro Slide frit (decals) coming off their tails, flower wafers, fine silver twisted wire and balls and a pink CZ. Large $65

dragonfly button

#3215

Basse Taille enameled fie silver after it was shaped by the Foldforming technique into a trapezoid, enameled using leaded enamels with OMEs: gold foil, a purple CZ, fine silver twisted wires and balls; two hole sew through. Large $85

enameled button

#3217


Enameled Basse Taille on Foldformed fine silver using leaded enamels and unleaded enamel lumps, fine gold and silver foils, fine silver wire, gold paillions, fine silver balls and one light purple CZs; three hole sew through. Large $125

silver enameled button

#3220


Open Series -
Silver Leaf #3228

Shape of a leaf with dew drops using relfector glass beads and with a bug outlined in fine silver wire, using leaded enamels. Large. Each is priced depending on the size and detail.

leaf button

New#1
with ladybug
$100

Enameled Basse Taille on Foldformed fine silver with focal of a Phoenix raising in flames using fine gold foil, leaded enamels and mica luster on the edges. About 2 1/8" high. Large $85

Phoenix button

#3219

Basse Taille on Foldformed fine silver with focal of a black pegasus decal (transfer), using leaded enamels, sgrafittoed sun rays, fine gold foil under clear enamel, silver luster (mica paint) and dichroic slide frit decals and flower wafers in bottom portion, 3-hole sew through. Large $55

pegasus button

#3221sold

Decal (Transfer) on Silver

Limited Edition of 5 -
Bronco Buster #3156

Fine silver rounded rectangle with focal of a black decal (transfer) bronco rider, using leaded and unleaded vitreous enamels, bottom portion using the high fire webbing technique, with a Paillon bird in the upper left corner of the sky. Large $45 Archived buttons in this limited edition.

Horse button

#2.
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