1. Lyons has mixed her enamel powders with water and Klyr Fire (an adhesive), and they are now ready to apply to the earring.
2. After applying the first layer of enamel, Lyons places the earring into the kiln.
3. The earring after the first firing in the kiln. Plique-à-jour enamelng is set into the metal framework in thin layers and then under-fired until they just barely start to melt.
4. Lyons applies another layer of enamel to the earring. Plique-à-jour projects can take anywhere between 4 to 10 firings, depending on the size of the piece for the openings to thoroughly fill with enamel.
5. After the final firing, all holes are filled and the enamel is fully fused, creating a stained glass effect.