Sacred Forest Necklace & Earrings
Sacred Forest Necklace & EarringsSacred Forest Necklace & EarringsSacred Forest Necklace & EarringsSacred Forest Necklace & EarringsSacred Forest Necklace & Earrings

Sandra McEwen


Vivid Orange and Shades of Grey Angel Wing and Forest Landscape Necklace- Cloisonne & Champleve Enamel on Silver w Fire Opals  

Look at all the amazing colors in this necklace!  The faceted fire opals really resonate with the rich shades of grey.  This pendant may or may not be an actual protective talisman, but I promise you will enjoy wearing it.   

Size: 2” x 2.5” 
Length: 17"
Materials: Cloisonné & Champleve enamels on fine silver.       

All my jewelry is handmade by me in my studio in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina.


Did you know that enamels are melted glass? Yes! It's true... To create this lovely jewel, I first fabricated the silver base out of sheets of fine silver. The lines of the design are actually fine silver wires that I meticulously bent by hand (and tweezers) into the shapes you see. Then I placed granules of ground up glass (enamels) in between the wires and melted them in the kiln. There are as many as 20 layers of glass in each individual piece! After I've added all the layers of glass, I carefully grind and polish it until it sparkles!


Champlevé: pronounced Shamp-lee-VAY is the process of inlaying the colored glass enamels directly into a solid piece of silver, so there’s no need for a separate setting.

Cloisonné: pronounced Cloy-ZEE-nay! (always best when said with a flourish!) is the process of using delicate silver or gold wires to create drawing lines that separate the different bits of colored enamel.


ABOUT ME Enamels are my passion. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 with a degree in illustration. I currently reside in in the beautiful seaside town of Wilmington, North Carolina. I have always loved incorporating bright color and light into my work, so when I discovered the beauty of cloisonné enamel, I was hooked. My work incorporates color, light, and balance- be it abstract or figurative. I'm influenced by all the gorgeous jewelry of the past, but try to give it a modern twist. I love crafting beautiful objects to wear and adore, and I hope you will enjoy owning them as much as I enjoy making them.