Victoria Lansford


Victoria Lansford Presents
Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters:

Russian Filigree
an Instructional DVD for Metalsmiths




Eastern Repousse (dvd)


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  • Learn 5 different Russian filigree projects
  • 2-1/2 hours long
  • Professionally produced DVD for computers or TV
  • High resolution close ups to ensure nothing is missed and with more detail than can be seen in a class
  • Additional section for the many time saving tips & tricks
  • 70 page printable PDF book to keep corresponding directions and step-by-step photographs at the bench
  • Membership to a dedicated Q&A forum with Victoria
  • Encoded for all regions

Project V: Lumiere

At first glance, the projects seem complex, but Lansford's straightforward instructions break the projects into easy parts. The video production is homey and unpretentious and it makes you feel like you're taking private lessons in the artisan's own studio.- Nanz Aalund Art Jewelry magazine, Nov 2007

The images on the DVD are up close so you can really get a good look at exactly what she is doing, and she calmly talks you through each step... The 2 1/2 hour DVD is a resource you'll probably watch over and over again ....- Tammy Powley
About Guide to Jewelry Making, part of The New York Times Company

Russian Filigree Supplies

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Russian Filigree Kit

Don't have a rolling mill? Don't want to make the solder? Now you can purchase a kit with all the powdered solder and specially milled wire that you need to create the projects in shown on the DVD + many more to come. Includes a full size jar of .75 troy oz powdered solder, 6' of 26 gauge fine silver filler wire, 2' of 28 gauge fine silver filler wire, 1'of 16 gauge sterling frame wire, and 1'of 18 gauge sterling frame wire*


Powdered Russian Filigree Solder

For your convenience, VIctoria Lansford's Powdered Russian Filigree Solder is now available. Save time and expense, buying already powdered solder, pre-mixed with flux, and made especially for Russian filigree. (1 jar = 1/2 ingot recipe or more)

.75 troy oz $39.95


Frame & Filler Wires

All sterling frame and fine silver filler wire is personally milled by Victoria to ensure its perfect proportions and ease of use.

26 Gauge Fine Silver Filler Wire

Sold in 6' lengths*


28 Gauge Fine Silver Filler Wire

Sold in 2' lengths*


16 Gauge Sterling Frame Wire

Sold in 1' lengths $12.00

18 Gauge Sterling Frame Wire

Sold in 1' lengths


Your video is wonderful and worth every cent. - Linda Chandler, author of Woven Wire Jewelry

Project III: Hollow Bead

It is a very old technology of course, but by the way in which you have brought it to light, it takes a refreshing approach in a learning and applicable direction. This is good for the learning curve of the students in the jewelry arts, to show that we should respect the artisans and their contributions from much earlier times, and not to get caught up in just the "new" methods of application and materials. -Chris Hullinger, Metalsmith

Project IV: "Icy White & Crystalline" VI

I wish to compliment you on the wonderful DVD you and your production crew produced to introduce your method, knowledge, and vision for Russian Filigree. The DVD demonstrates, so honestly, your dedication, skill and techniques that you have given to master this artful jewelry. You hold back nothing and give so much. This is the best teaching DVD that I have purchased in a long time. Thank you once more for the opportunity to learn from you.
Dolores Lewis
Dean Emeritus Moore College of Art

I think the DVD is exceptionally well done. I am new to metalworking, simple fusing and hammering of fine silver is all I have done so far, and I almost feel ready to tackle filigree after viewing your DVD! Your instructions on tools, and especially preparing the wire and powdered solder are perfect for a newbie like me. Step by step detail for the projects was also great, again very understandable, even for a newbie. Great work! - Cheryl Van Dyke, Tennessee





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All DVDs in the series are encoded for all regions on planet Earth.


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I. Introduction and brief history of Russian Filigree

II. Materials and Safety

• Safety in the studio
• Forming the materials
• Choosing the correct materials for different types of projects

III. Processes and Projects

1. Filigree Pendant: Learning the basic structure

2. Filigree Earrings: Making multiples and curved pieces

3. Large Filigree Bead: Building on the concepts, constructing three dimensional forms

4. Filigree Band: Adding more construction options, combining delicacy and durability

5. Gold Filigree Ring with Bezel Set Stone: Working with gold, exploring contemporary design options through an old world technique

IV. Tips and Tricks

Making headpins, attaching beads, setting bezels, and many other useful explanations are also accessible via this section, so that viewers can find them easily without searching back through the projects.

V. Printable PDF Book
Detailed instructions for easy reference in the studio, outlining and illustrating in high resolution photographs the steps for each project

VI. Gallery of Possibilities
A portfolio of contemporary Russian filigree pieces to inspire further project ideas with technical information of the pieces explained in the PDF.

Bonus Online Q&A Support Forum

Purchase of the DVD includes membership to a dedicated forum for questions and answers, maintained by Victoria


About the artist:

For 25 years post-conceptual artist, educator, and author, Victoria Lansford has created one-of-a-kind wearable sculpture and art objects that evoke the mystery and splendor of ancient masters yet are infused with her own provocative vision. Through her artwork, publications, workshops, and passion for creating, Victoria has generated an international revival of nearly lost, old world metalsmithing techniques, including high relief Eastern repoussé, Russian filigree, chain making, and granulation, and paved the way for metalsmiths to rediscover the variations from other cultures.

Her award winning artwork has appeared in exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Wayne Arts Center, the Mulvane Art Museum, the von Liebig Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Georgia Museum and in numerous publications, including the Lark 500 book series, Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist magazines, Repousse and Chasing (Brynmorgan Press), On Body and Soul: Contemporary Amulets to Armor (Schiffer Publishing) and on Home and Garden Television.

Victoria created the metals program and served as head of the Metalsmithing Department at Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta from 1997-2004 and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee.

Her instructional publications in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006), Rings (DVD, 2008), All Chained Up (paperback, 2008), Eastern Repoussé and Chasing (DVD, 2009) and her iPhone™ app, iMakeJewelry have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

Victoria earned her Bachelor of Arts in jewelry design and silversmithing at Georgia State University in 1993 where she studied with Richard Mafong and Gia Gogishvilli. Her artwork is in private collections around the world and is available in art galleries around the United States and through this website. She creates and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


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