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Mandalas



Mandalas have been on my mind a lot lately.  
Struggling to find my truth.  I find making these in the studio calms me.
Vitreous enamel, steel, and silver.
Silver and copper ring
Even though I knew that hard solder melts at 1450 degrees I still had to try enameling the copper.  In theory the solder should not have run.  If I only took it out of the kiln a minute sooner this may not have happened.
A total melt down but I love that color!  :)
Vitreous enamel, copper, and 22k gold leaf
My intention for the above mandala was a ring.  The challenge was difficult but I managed to make it.
Vitreous enamel, copper, 22K gold leaf, and silver
I feel myself pivoting once again and feeling the need to create amulets and talismans but in sculpture form.

Each person's life is like a mandala - vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life...everything that shows up in your mandala is a vehicle for your awakening.

~Pema Chodron

Namaste
Kalaya

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  1. Cool. Shame the ring didn't work out in the kiln but that enamel colour is very nice!. I've yet to try enamelling anything I've soldered. I did see some enamels with a low firing temp which I might try when I get round to having a go :D

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    1. Merci Tracy! Using white, blue, and black are my favorite colors at the moment. I've successfully torch fired enameled using hard solder. I want to avoid using eutectic or IT solder. I've heard so many bad stories with it so it's cold connection or hard solder for me. :)

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