Prerequisite:  Metalsmithing 1

 

During this workshop you will bend and shape fine twisted silver wire into small delicate forms known as filigree. Filigree is an ancient technique dating back to the beginning of silversmithing and jewelry making. You will learn how to manipulate the twisted threads into a piece of wearable art.

 

Learning to make your own filigree wire and incorporating granulation into your design will be part of this course.  Your completed designs in fine sliver can be made into a pendant or earrings that you will be proud to show off.

 

A MATERIALS KIT is included in your tuition (a $40 value) and includes: 

  • Filigree Wire
  • Round and Rectangular Sterling Silver Wire
  • Fine Silver Wire
  • Tweezers
  • Tile

 

MATERIALS & TOOLS

Bring your Metalsmithing toolbox, including the following items: 

  • Hard Charcoal Soldering Block
  • Round nose pliers, nylon jaw pliers & half round pliers
  • Hand Files
  • Jeweler's Saw and fine blades (beeswax or synthetic blade lubricant)
  • Nippers
  • Ruler
  • Sandpaper:  400, 600 & 800 grits, full sheets, 1 each
  • Solder
  • Brush for applying solder
  • Nylon-head hammer 
  • Hand drill (egg beater-style hand drill)

OPTIONAL for different designs:

  • 16 gauge sterling silver square wire, 1 foot
  • 18 gauge sterling silver square wire, 1 foot
  • 1x2mm sterling silver rectangle wire, 1 foot
  • Bezel mandrel & ring mandrel (the Studio has several to lend)

 

16 Contact Hours

Modern Filigree: Fri & Sat, Aug 12–13

SKU: 021411
$360.00Price
  • Metalsmithing 1