Victoria Lansford

Project #3, "Poison" Ring

Victoria Lansford Presents
Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters:

an Instructional DVD for Metalsmiths


Eastern Repousse (dvd)


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In this 2 hour DVD

Fabricate 3 ancient style rings:

  • Intaglio inspired seal ring
  • Drusy ring
  • Hidden compartment ‘poison’ ring

Plus the following techniques

    • Alloying gold
    • Fusing 22K/sterling bi-metal
    • Making easy hinges
    • Creating your own roller printing designs
    • Great tricks for successful gold or silver bezels

Professionally produced for TV or computer with detailed close-ups


Included Downloadable PDF booklet to keep the corresponding directions and step-by-step photographs on your bench


Encoded for all regions

DVD still from Project #2: Drusy Ring


I found this DVD very similar to her first DVD in her approach, but her techniques are different because her projects are different. Her visuals are still very strong in this DVD, so you can see what she's doing, and she talks about each step as she works for the most part...for those who want to expand their metalsmithing skill level from the comfort of their home studios, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters: Rings is a good alternative.

- Tammy Powley
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Victoria's DVD presentation is the best I have watched...her skill and pleasant/fun personality is a ball to watch. I hope I will get the chance to take a class from her someday. Terrific instructor!!!

- Melodie Moshure, St. Louis


Victoria's instructional series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, has sold throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America.

DVD still from the chapter: Making 22K/Sterling Bi-Metal



Project #3, "Poison" Ring

DVD still from Project #1: Intaglio Style Seal Ring




Eastern Repousse Tools


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Russian Filigree




Powdered Russian Filigree Solder




All Chained Up



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Rings DVD


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


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I. Introduction

II. Resources

• Materials
• Suppliers

III. Techniques and Projects

1. Gold & Silver Bezels

2. Making Gold/Silver Bi-Metal

3. The Shank

4. Intaglio Style Seal Ring

5. Drusy Ring

6. "Poison" Ring

IV. 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.

Free Downloadable PDF Book
Detailed instructions for easy reference in the studio, outlining and illustrating in high resolution photographs the steps for each project. Instructions on where to download are in the Resources section.

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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