Miniature Stained Glass & Contemporary Plique-a-Jour Enamels
by Enamel Artist Diane Echnoz Almeyda
to the rare and fascinating world of plique-a-jour enameling.
Here, ribbons of precious gold and silver filigree wire
are fused with specially formulated glass to create breathtaking
vessels, jewelry, and objets d'art, as well as scale
miniature stained glass windows, lamps, and panels for
use by dollhouse collectors and enthusiasts, as well as in
The appearance of plique-a-jour enamels readily brings to mind
the skilled craftsmanship of great Art Nouveau jewelers and
artists such as Rene Lalique, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and
Peter Carl Faberge.
Considered a technical "tour de force" in enameling,
this most beautiful and most difficult of enameling techniques
- plique-a-jour, (which loosely translates as "light
of day") - is sometimes referred to as "backless
cloisonné" because of the appearance of the fine
silver or gold filigree wire "veins" running
through areas of transparent and translucent glass (vitreous)
Fine silver and 18K gold jewelry medallions resemble
miniature stained glass windows
Please visit my Gallery to view a selection
- Scale miniature stained glass lamps
- Scale miniature stained glass windows for dollhouse or
- Scale miniature stained glass panels for dollhouses or
- Plique-a-jour enameled jewelry
- Plique-a-jour enamel vessels
- Plique-a-jour enameled objets d'art
All items are made using the plique-a-jour enameling
technique using precious metals and real glass.
If you are interested in proposing a commission, whether for
a dollhouse, architectural model, jewelry, or art
piece, please contact me via the contact
form on this website.
Thank you for your interest.
Diane Echnoz Almeyda
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