To do enameling is expensive enough.
The purchase of a kiln, enamel powders and all kind of other stuff is expensive.
These days the prices of copper are high as well.
So, when getting your art piece out of the kiln to discover that you are disappointment by the results, then you lost again some valuable money.
To enamel on pure silver is for a lot of people a bridge to far.
If you are a high advanced enameler, then you can think about silver.
If not, stay with the copper.
However, it is possible to give your copper the touch, looks and feel of silver.
When using a silver-plater you can change your copper in to silver.
Below some examples.
This is liquid containing pure silver.
Apply this liquid with a sponge of towel on the copper and you will see it change to silver.
With every layer you applies at the copper, the silver layer will be thicker and thicker.
In this way you can make something silver-plated.
You can order the silver-plater at my webshop.
Art piece Tulip
On the left a pendant with a tulip.
The outline of the tulip, the stem and the leafs are made of copper cloisonne wire of 1,5 mm.
One of the leafs is extended to an ring above.
The the red granules where just a short moment in the kiln.
Just enough to let them melt a little bit.
You can see the structure.
Now I took a a sponge to apply the silver-plater.
(I took a sponge from my wife, she use to apply eye shadow)
You can see on the left the difference.
Tulip with silver plated wire