The oval silver centrepiece of this necklace has been etched, engraved and enamelled with transparent vitreous enamel. Fine gold and fine silver foil has been fired into the enamel to add to the texture and depth. The snake chain has been oxidised to complement the enamel.
Sheila McDonald MA (RCA)
Sheila originally studied Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art before being drawn towards silversmithing and completing a Masters in Jewellery Design at the Royal College of Art, London.
After many years in Norfolk, Sheila has relocated to Scotland, her current workshop is in Beaverhall Studios, Edinburgh. She also teaches short courses at West Dean College, Chichester.
Sheila is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company.
fine gold foil, fine silver foil, Sterling silver, vitreous enamel