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Pantone Colors of 2021 - Illuminating and Ultimate Gray

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The Very Nice Group on Facebook had a challenge to come up with designs based on the Pantone colors of the year for 2021.  The colors are "illuminating" (yellow) and "ultimate gray".  Here is the inspiration picture we got.

Fun with Raku enamel

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I played a bit with the raku process a while back and got so-so results.  Then I listened to a video by Jean Tudor through the Enamelist Society, Inc and she inspired me to give it another try.  I incorporated some of her suggestions  and was able to get some really nice results.  As she says - if it doesn't come out the way you want it the first time, heat it up and try again.  In most cases it takes 2-4 tosses into the can to get the look I want - or to get the 2 parts of earrings to look somewhat similar. 

What are you doing to keep busy while you're hanging at home?

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A lot of us in the United States are sheltering-in-place right now to reduce the speed of transmission of the Corona virus.  I've been making jewelry (surprise!  LOL!).  It is also recommended to wear a mask when out in public so I had to see if I could make a mask with metal.  It took a bit of measuring, remeasuring, hammering, annealing, folding, hammering, annealing, ... and finally enameling. Here they are! I can stamp a tag with MD, RN, PA, CV19, or ??? Or I can dangle a gemstone below them.

Covid19 surgical mask earrings aqua blue enamel copper foldformed coronavirus

Here is a custom pair I made in purple with CV19 and 2020 stamped.