Russian Filigree

Learn the secret of Russian filigree, the technique of tension fitted, open back filigree. Through extensive demonstrations and hands-on exploration, you will learn how to make delicate scalloped wire, create a pendant and a finger ring, and begin a bead. Discover the necessary steps and tricks to ensure success and fun through this exquisite technique. The workshop includes discussion and demonstrations of Victoria’s contemporary sculptural jewelry and functional objects and other three-dimensional possibilities with the process. Those familiar with the technique through Victoria’s Russian Filigree DVD will have the opportunity to work on more advanced projects. Participants must know how to solder with a torch.

Basic materials included