I love working with the cast pewter.
Sometimes, to add some color, I combine it with the cast resin cabochons.
Or make a centerpiece of polymer clay, to give the metal some bright color. Like the red heart in the previous post, that was handpainted and added to a pewter bezel.
But I've long wanted to re-create the look of enameled metal, the shiny, luminous colors.
I have been playing around with ways to get that look.
I think I'm there.
This replica of a french medal has a ruby, luminous border around it.
The texture of the leaves shows through, and it reflects the light back for an inner glowing look.
Just like the real enamels do.