Filigree Video – Streaming & Download
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.
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. running time 2 hours 30 min.
Learn the exquisite technique of Russian filigree – also known as filigrana
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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
- Filigree Pendant: Learning the basic structure
- Filigree Earrings: Making multiples and curved pieces
- Large Filigree Bead: Building on the concepts, constructing three dimensional forms
- Filigree Band: Adding more construction options, combining delicacy and durability
- 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
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