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09/10-17 Introduction to Filigree (2 Parts) VIDEO ONLY

09/10-17 Introduction to Filigree (2 Parts) VIDEO ONLY

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This class was recorded on Sunday, September 10 & September 17, 2023 (6 hours of instruction) 

Video only is available through October 17, 2023

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Intermediate with soldering skills

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.

This class was recorded, and the recording will be available for students to access through their Little Metal Foxes accounts through 10/17/2023.

The beautiful and delicate art of filigree has been practiced around the world for millennia. It is a lace-like patterning created by constructing a silver or gold frame filled with finely twisted and flattened wires. During this class, we will practice basic soldering skills, learn new soldering techniques, and jewelry craftsmanship through demos & exercises that are designed to introduce new skills, increase your knowledge about filigree, as well as, give you tips and tools that will make soldering simple with a variety of solders. The focus of the exercises will be on filigree construction. We will begin with the basics of the frame with sterling, making consistent fill with fine silver, then putting the frames and fill together. Then we will work on forming the filigree by doming and working on a ring.

 As a follow-up to this class, we recommend Victoria Lansford's "Beginning Russian Filigree" class that starts on October 26.

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Supply List for Students

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Recommended Materials

You will need a couple of feet of sterling 16ga round wire, a foot or two of 16ga square, and 1 oz of 26ga round fine silver. Also, a wide variety of shapes and gauges of wire are available and are great to add to your designs.

We will use heavier 16ga gauge wires for the frame in sterling and lighter gauges for the twisted fill wires. But it’s nice to have a little variety more your designs. Having a selection of beads and stones is not only fun but provides punch to your design ideas. Your selection of unique objects and colors makes your work interesting and different.



I recommend having a foot of each hardness wire solder on hand for general soldering needs. I will also be demonstrating the use of solder paste.

Specialized Tools and Equipment

Basic Jewelry Tools and Equipment

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