Russian Filigree DVD

$79.95

Learn Russian filigree from the master who began the revival.

Go from the basics of traditional Russian filigree (filigrana) to advanced, contemporary, and dimensional filigree forms, while making two styles of pendants, earrings, and two types of rings. Learn expert techniques for successful fabrication without frustration. Make your own perfectly milled and twisted filigree wire. Discover how to use different types of frame wire to create distinct looks and how to form elegant filler wires in different curves. Learn the secrets of nesting filler wires to achieve more interesting designs. Solder effectively with powdered solder to retain the elegant detail of the wirework. Creating filigree in both silver and gold is also explored.

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Streaming sold separately. This DVD will not play on an iPad. To stream or download this content, please purchase the Vimeo edition, found here. Both editions come with the same ebook (that contains text and images not videos).

5 different projects, creating 3D filigree, and many time saving tips & tricks

Purchase includes a downloadable and printable ebook (with still photos and text) to keep the corresponding directions and step-by-step photographs on your bench and a membership to online Q&A forum with Victoria

Approx. run time 2 hours 30 min.

Encoded for all regions

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To download or stream, click here to get the Vimeo edition of Russian Filigree instead!

Contents

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

 

What Others Have to Say

The Michael Bublé of Teachers

Victoria, you are the Michael Bublé of teachers. If you’ve never seen him perform, it’s a real treat because he is so connected to his audience. When he’s on stage it’s all about the audience, not about him. His ego is nowhere to be found, and you teach the same way. You love what you do, and it comes through in your teaching. Thank you for that!

Geraldine Brophy, Metalsmith

Victoria Lansford
2021-02-05T17:26:47-05:00

Geraldine Brophy, Metalsmith

Victoria, you are the Michael Bublé of teachers. If you’ve never seen him perform, it’s a real treat because he is so connected to his audience. When he’s on stage it’s all about the audience, not about him. His ego is nowhere to be found, and you teach the same way. You love what you do, and it comes through in your teaching. Thank you for that!

Praise for “Storms of Juno” Victoria’s Russian filigree cuff bracelet inspired by NASA images of Jupiter

Like Wearing the Universe on Your Wrist

Jane Milosch, Curator, Author, and Founder and Director Emerita of the Provenance Research Initiative, Smithsonian

Victoria Lansford
2020-02-12T16:39:16-05:00

Jane Milosch, Curator, Author, and Founder and Director Emerita of the Provenance Research Initiative, Smithsonian

Like Wearing the Universe on Your Wrist

Cheryl Van Dyke, Tennessee

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!
Victoria Lansford
2017-11-06T17:52:44-05:00
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!

Nanz Aalund

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

Victoria Lansford
2017-11-06T17:58:16-05:00
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

A self-contained, big city, symphony orchestra

Victoria is a self-contained, big city, symphony orchestra

Alfred K. Butler, Horologist

Victoria Lansford
2020-06-15T19:11:19-04:00

Alfred K. Butler, Horologist

Victoria is a self-contained, big city, symphony orchestra

I purchased the video two nights ago and the Vimeo check out worked flawlessly.

I purchased the video two nights ago and the Vimeo check out worked flawlessly. The big bonus for me was that it allowed me to pay in Canadian dollars and the exchange rate that the system charged was totally reasonable. I have briefly perused the video and am looking forward to a detailed viewing this weekend.

Milt Fischbein Metal Arts

Victoria Lansford
2020-02-12T17:10:39-05:00

Milt Fischbein Metal Arts

I purchased the video two nights ago and the Vimeo check out worked flawlessly. The big bonus for me was that it allowed me to pay in Canadian dollars and the exchange rate that the system charged was totally reasonable. I have briefly perused the video and am looking forward to a detailed viewing this weekend.

“It’s beyond beautiful…”

No painting, song, or sculpture had ever moved me like your art did. It's beyond beautiful, I cannot describe my feelings. Each piece is so organic, they look alive. Each one left me with different feelings, mostly: wonder, amazement, happiness, and curiosity. Some even a soft anger or loss. But each one left me emotionally rolled. You're work is....life changing. I've finally heard the thundering beacon of what I want for my future. And that is to someday be as an amazing of an artist as you.

I thank you so much for what you do.

Alexandria Reyes
Phoenix, AZ

Victoria Lansford
2017-11-06T18:30:18-05:00

Alexandria Reyes
Phoenix, AZ

No painting, song, or sculpture had ever moved me like your art did. It's beyond beautiful, I cannot describe my feelings. Each piece is so organic, they look alive. Each one left me with different feelings, mostly: wonder, amazement, happiness, and curiosity. Some even a soft anger or loss. But each one left me emotionally rolled. You're work is....life changing. I've finally heard the thundering beacon of what I want for my future. And that is to someday be as an amazing of an artist as you. I thank you so much for what you do.

“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…”

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.
Cordially,

Dolores Lewis
Dean Emeritus Moore College of Art

Victoria Lansford
2017-11-06T17:52:13-05:00

Dolores Lewis
Dean Emeritus Moore College of Art

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. Cordially,

“In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure…”

Victoria teaches techniques used for millennia to create many of the great works of art one can see in museums. Though these techniques had fallen into disuse due to their labor intensive nature, Victoria has found many tricks that streamline and improve the processes, and she uses them to make strikingly contemporary pieces rooted in the ancient world.

One will never go into a hardware store with the same mind set again. Students are given a series of challenges and opportunities to grow their own inner voices and are encouraged to create works unique to them, at their levels of ability.

The number of places one can learn these skills in the US can be counted conveniently on one's thumbs. In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure, and she would be funded to pass these skills on to the next generation.

Al Boyers, Metalsmith

Victoria Lansford
2017-11-06T18:06:31-05:00

Al Boyers, Metalsmith

Victoria teaches techniques used for millennia to create many of the great works of art one can see in museums. Though these techniques had fallen into disuse due to their labor intensive nature, Victoria has found many tricks that streamline and improve the processes, and she uses them to make strikingly contemporary pieces rooted in the ancient world. One will never go into a hardware store with the same mind set again. Students are given a series of challenges and opportunities to grow their own inner voices and are encouraged to create works unique to them, at their levels of ability. The number of places one can learn these skills in the US can be counted conveniently on one's thumbs. In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure, and she would be funded to pass these skills on to the next generation.

“by the way in which you have brought it to light, it takes a refreshing approach in a learning and applicable direction….”

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

Victoria Lansford
2017-11-06T17:51:18-05:00

Chris Hullinger, Metalsmith

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.  

“The 2-1/2 hour DVD is a resource you’ll probably watch over and over again ….”

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

Victoria Lansford
2017-11-06T17:49:15-05:00

Tammy Powley
About Guide to Jewelry Making, part of The New York Times Company

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 ....
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