Sgraffito hand-painted vitreous enamel pierced earrings


Sgraffito hand-painted vitreous enamel pierced earrings

1.38 round

.30 oz. weight (approximately the weight of U.S. quarter and one U.S. dime) 

SKU: tsm1017 Categories: , ,
This store is now closed!
  Ask a Question

Sgraffito hand-painted vitreous enamel pierced earrings

1.38 round 

.30 oz. weight (approximately the weight of U.S. quarter and one U.S. dime)

The word Sgraffito translates to “scratched” in Italian and according the Encyclopedia Britannica is “a technique used in painting, pottery and glass which consists of putting down a preliminary surface, covering it with another, then scratching the superficial layer in such a way that the pattern or shape that emerges is of the lower color”


Vitreous enamel, also called porcelain enamel, is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 °C (1,380 and 1,560 °F). The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating.


For the enamel to fuse properly to the copper and subsequent layers, there must be a counter enamel on the back of the work which is also glass. I generally use what is called a clear flux so the copper and elements will be seen since it is transparent. When fired all handmade enamel work can produce random marking which I do enjoy. The copper might appear to glow or be less iridescent. 


Vitreous Enamel is simply a thin layer of glass fused at high temperature on to the surface of a metal. … It is thus defined as a vitreous, glass-like coating fused on to a metallic base. In American English it is referred to as Porcelain Enamel. It should not be confused with paint, which is sometimes called ‘enamel’.

Although you can paint with fine powder enamels. 


It is glass so they need to be handled with care 


You will also notice reflections from lighting for the purpose of photographing with the most natural light possible. It is almost impossible to not pick up some reflection or flare from the fired vitreous enamel. I have color balanced each photo to best represent each piece and it true colors. 


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Sgraffito hand-painted vitreous enamel pierced earrings”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

No more offers for this product!

Shipping Policy

Please contact me at regarding shipping

Refund Policy

Each piece is handcrafted and made from vitreous enamel which is glass

fused onto various metals

Please handle with care as the glass could crack or break off.

General Inquiries

There are no inquiries yet.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Stay in the know for our upcoming evnts and new collections.

Scroll to Top