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Manufacturing Process for Lac Handicrafts and Jewellery
Stages of Making Lac Jewellery
This type of jewellery is normally referred to as ‘ Lac Jewellery’ but in fact it is really ‘Lac Filled Jewellery’, as lac or wax is filled in the hollow silver foil piece to give it strength.
The stages of making of this type of jewellery are explained below.
Imprinting/Stamping- Lac Jewellery
Enamelling - Lac Jewellery
The basic enamel colour is painted on the whole shell. It is then fired in a tiny cylindered kiln for the enamel to set permanently. There are mainly 9 colours of enamel used. These are white, golden, pink, blue parrot green, red, bottle green, turquoise, orange and black. Shades of these colours are also made. The shell is delicate at this stage.
Lac (Wax) Filling
Cleaning - Lac Jewellery
The protective clay mud is removed and the whole piece is washed and cleaned using soap with a brush until the pieces gives a lustrous shine.
Gold Polishing - Lac Jewellery
Each cleaned/shining piece is then gold polished at places where the base enamel is not there. These are usually the design outlines/borders.
Finishing - Lac Jewellery
Rhinestones and Bead Application - Lac Jewellery
It takes 9 different craftsmen to produce each piece of jewellery. Many small
pieces are joined together to get one complete earring/necklace/pendent. From
start to finish it takes up to 15 man hours to complete one piece of medium
size earrings, pendant or necklace. The final piece is absolutely ‘Unique