Russian Filigree Pin
18K, 22K Gold, Fine Silver
2-1/2” long x 7/8” wide
© 2001, V. Lansford; Commission.
A cello pin…sure, no problem. 2 days of research later, I was finally satisfied with how to make a 2-1/2″ pin not look like a violin. The obvious answer was the end pin, but the proportions and curvature of the front of the body were important as well.
Constructing on such a minute scale was challenging. I forged a tiny thick sheet of sterling into a triangle, making it thinner at the base, and then hammered it to mimic the scroll’s crescent roll like shape. The strings (made of 22K gold wire) actually wrap around each peg.