To create this tea infuser and strainer, I used over 400 feet of 28 gauge fine silver wire. Each single spiral of wire is hand formed individually to fit into the frames by tension so I could solder from the reverse side. The filigree had to be minutely packed into the frames to make the piece functional for all types of loose tea.
assembled: 5″ x 4″ x 2-1/2″
tea infuser: 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″, chain with dragonfly: 7″ x 1-1/2″
strainer: 5″ x 3″ x 1-3/4″
drip stand: 4-1/2″ x 4″ x 1/2″
Learn more about Russian filigree here.