Name: Hilde Perdue
Location: Crown Lands – Southern Vermont
I made the enamel piece that would have been used in a Late Period Saxon brooch. The design is based on a Late Saxon brooch, circa 900 – 1100 AD. I only focused on the enameling techniques used.
For my piece I used a pre-cut copper disc, with cloisonnés formed from copper cloisonné wire and attached by firing in a kiln. Enamels were placed using the wet-pack method using the period tools of a quill and a small copper tool. The piece was then fired. A second round of enamels were placed to reach the top of the cloisonnés. It was sanded using alundum stones and fired for the final time.
Here is a Slide Show of some of my other projects. SCA Enameling Projects