Russian Filigree Pillow Pendant

Try this contemporary adaptation of a classic technique with detailed directions.
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Master filigree with this detailed project. Advance your filigree skills as you learn this timeless technique, and explore how to use in with bezel setting techniques. Once you master filigree, apply the skill to your designs for visually stunning end results.
Details

Required Materials:

  • 16 gauge sterling square wire, 18 inches
  • 26 gauge fine silver round wire, 8 ft.
  • Easy silver solder (wire or sheet)
  • Hard silver paste solder
  • Russian Filigree Powdered
  • Solder
  • Distilled water
  • 12-20mm cabochon and bezel setting
  • Tools

HAND: Fine pointed tweezers AA or MM Boley style, Joyce Chen™ kitchen shears, round, flat, and fine chain nose pliers, nylon ring bending pliers, 2 small steel bench blocks, small cheap nylon artist's brush, round bezel mandrel, rawhide or nylon mallet, saw frame with 2/0 or smaller blades

EQUIPMENT: Flex shaft or Dremel, rolling mill

SOLDERING: Compressed charcoal block, complete setup, including torch (air/acetylene works best), pickle, tweezers, copper tongs, water quenching container, and fire extinguisher

FINISHING: Coarse, medium, and high shine silicon knife edge wheels, mini muslin buff and blue rouge, screw-top mandrels for the flex shaft

OTHER: Sharpie marker, safety glasses and mask for flex shaft

Technique: Metalsmithing

Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist March 2013

SKU: EP7927

Author/Speaker/Editor: Victoria Lansford

File Type: PDF

Format: eProject