Russian Filigree

Trying to “hold it all together?”
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Trying to “hold it all together?”

Grasp it dimensionally with 3D Filigree! Art Nouveau Meets Contemporary Filigree If you’re curious how long it took me to create this piece, I’ll give you a hint. I paint my fingernails about every 3.5 weeks, and I don’t always change the color. In other words…It took ages! Access begins February 15th with the first…

It’s Time To Celebrate!
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It’s Time To Celebrate!

2024 marks my 35th year as a professional metalsmith! To celebrate, I’m launching 2 huge projects! One is a retrospective of my artwork with insights and highlights about my most significant pieces from each year of my journey. This will be experienced both online and in print, so wherever you are, you’ll be able to…

Filigree’s Beautiful Lace + Wildly Forged Silver
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Filigree’s Beautiful Lace + Wildly Forged Silver

It’s been yet another tough week, here on planet Earth. Frankly, I have been grateful to be living indoors with adequate water and, occasionally, heat. Last week our not-very-old-furnace tripped the carbon monoxide detector when I wasn’t in the house, but my son and husband were. Still, there was electricity to power that alarm to…

A Filigree Rebel with a Reverence for the Past
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A Filigree Rebel with a Reverence for the Past

Thinking back to what made me good at filigree, I’ve probably proven my own theory that that the rise and fall of certain technologies is related to the economic constraints of a particular time and culture…except that it didn’t always. Long long ago (”in a galaxy far far away”…almost 35 years ago!) I was a…

Filigree Workshop + Hang Thursdays  + In Print
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Filigree Workshop + Hang Thursdays + In Print

The thing I said I wouldn’t teach online For a Limited Time Only In this special, online workshop hosted by the Craft Guild of Dallas, Victoria will demystify the technique of Russian filigree (filigrana) from the basics of traditional fabrication to the intricacies of her own ground breaking, sculptural work. Students will create several pieces…