Through extensive demonstrations and hands-on exploration, you will learn how to make delicate scolloped wire, create a pendant and a finger ring, and begin a bead.
Also included in the workshop will be discussions 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 and who have made several of the projects from the DVD may choose to work on more advanced projects. If so, please email Victoria Lansford with ideas of what you would like to make, so she can suggest which supplies you might need.
Participants must know how to solder with a torch.
To save time, we will use Russian Filigree Powdered Solder instead of making the solder form scratch. Enough solder will be provided for use during class.
Metal is included in cost of workshop to make one project. Extra metal can be purchased through OQZO Metalsmith. Please note all metal should be dead soft from RioGrande. Please order from RioGrande to avoid quality problems.
These should be very pointed, not have teeth, and must never have been used for soldering! They will be used for forming the tiny filler wires. Can purchase them from RioGrande.