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2013 Pics of the Month

 

 

 

 

December, 2013

The Bycicle

by AJ Grignaffini

One of my favorite things about my role in the spread of Russian filigree is just how viral it's gone. This month's Pic is not by one of my in person or virtual students, but is instead by one of my "grand-students." After taking my Russian Filigree Workshop at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA this past summer, Shayla Vines taught the technique to her advanced art students at Wellesley High School in Wellesley, MA. She recently sent me images of their term projects in the technique, and all of them were incredibly creative in their application of the technique.

AJ's The By cicle stands out as a contemporary interpretation of the time-honored Russian tradition of filigree in miniature representational sculpture. Seeing his work, I'm thrilled to have been part of the lineage.

Sterling and fine silver

4" x 1" x 3.5"
photo: Shayla Vines
©2013, AJ Grignaffini

The By cicle

The By cicle (different angle)

 

November

Dinner Ring

by Melissa Moloney

Melissa created this ring and a wonderful variety of others based on the project from Victoria's Dinner Ring workshop a few years ago in Atlanta. The style of the Dinner Rings was inspired by large cocktail rings of the past. Melissa's asymmetrical stone setting and design add a contemporary twist.

Sterling silver, spectrolite

photo Melissa Moloney

©2010, Melissa Moloney

www.melissamoloney.com

Melissa Moloney's Dinner Ring

Melissa Moloney's Dinner Ring

 

October

Eastern repousse necklace

by Denise Temofeew

This necklace was inspired by my blossoming daughter, who just turned 16. She is just an amazing young lady and my reason for living.

High relief Eastern repoussé, one-directional double weave chain; sterling silver, fine silver, natural druzy, cubic zirconia

10" long x 2-3/4" wide

photo Denise Temofeew

©2013, Denise Temofeew

contact: niseyt@earthlink.net

necklace by Denise Temofeew

 

September

 

Eastern Repousse Ring

by Jan Asleson

Sterling silver, Welo opal

©2013, Jan Asleson

www.spiritwingsdesigns.com
jasl8@cox.net

Jan Asleson's repousse ring

August

Eastern Repousse Ring

by Lina Siaudvytyte

From Lina - "Lina Siaudvytyte from Lithuania she follow her dream across The World. She was inspired with Victoria Lansford so deep, that next day bought Eastern Repousse DVD and all tools. It is amazing, what forms You can get from peace of silver. Good teacher and Good tools, that is all what You need."

This sterling silver Eastern repousse ring features a soldered rim and a prong set citrine.

Sterling silver

©2013, Lina Siaudvytyte

www.bolina.org

Lina Siau

 

July

After becoming Pic of the Month for June, Stuart visited a professional photographer on his side of the pond, and the results were so spectacular, I decided to feature another of his cuffs in the series. Also check out the new photos for June's Pic of the Month below.

 

from the series, Heart on Your Sleeve

by Stuart Griffiths

This Eastern repousse continuous cuff is part of a series, inspired by microscopic images of human heart tissue. Stuart lives in Cornwall in the UK and learned the technique through Victoria's DVD.

Sterling silver

©2012, Stuart Griffiths

www.facebook.com/StuartJewellery
http://silversmithblog.com

Artist Statement: As a child I was always fascinated by the very small. Typically beastly boy always muddy, grubbing about in the soil and ponds looking at amphibians and insects. When I discovered microscopic images I was blown away by the complexity and beauty of the hidden world right in front of us that we are not able to see with the naked eye.

We were tasked in College to come up with a theme, I chose microscopic or just close up images as a start point. With all the hearts that are in jewellery designs I thought this was a great twist on a very common jewellery item. The play on words was really the icing on the cake. The wearer can now ' wear their heart on their sleeve'. Being a chap I had given no thought to the gross factor that some of my lady peers expressed at the thought of wearing a representation of heart muscle, is it me?


The good news is that most people who view it for the first time associate it with interconnected vines or tree roots.

Stuart Griffith's cuff

Stuart Griffith's cuff

 

June

Heart on Your Sleeve

by Stuart Griffiths

This Eastern repousse cuff is part of a series, inspired by microscopic images of human heart tissue. Stuart lives in the UK and learned the technique through Victoria's DVD.

Sterling silver

©2012, Stuart Griffiths

www.facebook.com/StuartJewellery
http://silversmithblog.com


As a child I was always fascinated by the very small. Typically beastly boy always muddy, grubbing about in the soil and ponds looking at amphibians and insects. When I discovered microscopic images I was blown away by the complexity and beauty of the hidden world right in front of us that we are not able to see with the naked eye.

We were tasked in College to come up with a theme, I chose microscopic or just close up images as a start point. With all the hearts that are in jewellery designs I thought this was a great twist on a very common jewellery item. The play on words was really the icing on the cake. The wearer can now ' wear their heart on their sleeve'. Being a chap I had given no thought to the gross factor that some of my lady peers expressed at the thought of wearing a representation of heart muscle, is it me?


The good news is that most people who view it for the first time associate it with interconnected vines or tree roots.

Stuart Griffith's cuff

Stuart Griffith's cuff

 

 

 

May

Love Everlasting

by Annabel Alleyne

This necklace was inspired by India's Taj Mahal. Annabel learned the technique of Russian filigree through Victoria's DVD.

Argentium sterling silver, labradorite, rainbow moonstone

16" long, pendant portion 3" wide x 3-1/4" long

©2012, Annabel Alleyne Jewellery

info@annabelaalleyne.vpweb.ca

 

Annabel Alleyne's Russian filigree necklace

April

Fish Ring

by Linda Kelen

This is part of the fish theme which began with RedHerrings. Since "Trout Days" is a Cross Plains, Wisconsin celebration, I made something special.

9/16" tall, size 6-1/2

©2013, Linda Kelen

contact Linda at tickspit at yahoo.com

lindakelen-artings.blogspot

 

fish ring fish ring

fish ring

 

 

March

Lady Lenora's Night Out

by Carly Cooke

This ring was created by Carly after taking Victoria's Russian filigree workshop at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA in the fall of 2012. Carly created the frame for the filler wires by piercing sheet sterling in a truly innovative and creative way.

Sterling, 18k gold, fine silver, rubies, black agate

2-1/2" x 1"

©2012, Carly Cook

contact Carly at skeletonpetal@gmail.com

www.skeletonpetal.wordpress.com

Carly's Russian filigree ring

Carly's Russian filigree ring

 

 

February

Mira Tala

by Denise Temofeew

This ring was begun during an Eastern Repousse workshop with Victoria in St. Louis for the Society of Midwest Metalsmiths his Eastern repousse The ring was created in the round. The edges were folded and hammered over once the majority of the relief was complete but prior to soldering the ring closed.

Sterling

1-1/4" high x 1" wide x 1" deep

©2011, Denise Temofeew

Denise's Mira Tala ring Denise's Mira Tala ring Denise's Mira Tala ring

 

January

This necklace was created by Melicia Phillips during her in depth study of Russian filigree in a session of One-to-One online private lessons with Victoria.

The Russian filigree pendant was created flat then curved into the complex three dimensional form. The chain is a Viking knit from fine silver wire.

Fine silver, sterling

2-1/4" long x 1" high x 1/2" deep, 17" chain

©2012, Melicia Phillips

Melicia's necklace

 

Melicia's necklace

 

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