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    Default imbedding tiny gold elements into wet enamel before firing

    Hi,
    I will be experimenting with enamelling and have a question, please. I will be wet packing the enamel into a formed recess shape in my sterling silver pendant that has been cast specifically for this purpose. My question is: after a first layer of enamel has been fired can I then place tiny 18ct gold elements and wet pack the second layer of enamel around them so that they are imbedded in the enamel. Will they bond to the enamel and be secure when fired? Any advice greatly appreciated, thank you.
    Nat

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    Should be fine I have seen similar, although always in the first layer, is there any reason why you can't place them in the original layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    Should be fine I have seen similar, although always in the first layer, is there any reason why you can't place them in the original layer.
    My husband thought the same as you Bob

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    Thank you both for your answers. It was just the way I've seen it done, but will try in the original layer as per your suggestions. Thanks again!

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