Michigan Rock Necklace - Jackie Baker

This necklace is perfect for anyone who loves the beach and Michigan. Jackie Backer finds rocks that have been tumbled to softness on the beach and combines them with her enameled pieces. Jackie is one of our talented instructors concentrating in enamels. Layers of powdered glass are applied to the surface of copper and each layer is fired in the kiln.

Jackie Baker started in enameling with a class at WSG with Neil Kraus. Prior to this she had made jewelry for about 15 years, and hoped to incorporate enameling in her jewelry designs. Unlike other glass forms, enameling gives instantaneous results. It is forgiving and one can redo almost anything if the results are disappointing. “I learn something every time I fire my kiln.”