Victoria Lansford



Russian filigree and Roman chain necklace with a Peruvian opal set in 22k gold
22k gold, sterling, fine silver, Peruvian opal

3-1/2" long x 1-5/8" wide x 5/8" deep, 18" chain
© 2014, V. Lansford; $1380. (sold)

I love to create sculptural objects with the technique of Russian filigree. I draw the dimensional designs first then mentally unfold the structures, redrawing them as they would be flattened out. I then use these drawings to create paper models to test how the finished structures will bend. My paper models provide templates for the Russian filigree frame designs that I eventually curve and form into the finished sculptural pieces after I solder all the tiny tension fitted wires into place.



Florentine, Russian filigree necklace

Florentine, Russian filigree necklace





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