Oh, how I love embossing metal with my Vintaj plates! To make the process even more thrilling, I discovered how easy it is to enamel the embossed designs with the new Vintaj enamels purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts. These new enamels come in a variety of three color packs and are merely brushed into the embossed recesses, dried and lightly sanded to reveal the intricate Vintaj design. I am particularly fond of the bird design with flowers which I think looks great highlighted with the purple and pink enamels. The purple cord I picked is an inexpensive cotton one and the fancy piece over the rectangle pendant is a snipped part of a larger Vintaj brass piece. I chose faceted amethyst and garnet roundels for a bit of gemstone glamour, but you could use Swarovski crystals instead. If you've been reluctant to try your hand at jewelry making, the embossed metal plates are a perfect place to start because they impart a one-of-a-kind look with very little effort. Okay, time to start those Autumn projects....love those warm, toasty, buttery colors of fall.