Monday, June 25, 2007

Filigree

I've been obsessed with filigree for years. Real filligree! Awhile back I bought a book called Silver Threads: Making Wire Filigree Jewelry by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen to get some inspiration. I finally made this ring last night, and fell in love with it! I only had one "oops" ring before this one *grin*

My oops was that I used too thick of square wire for the bands and to get the joints hot enough to solder (even tho I started with hard solder and these were with easy) I had to use too much of a flame and the scrollwork joints were softed and snapped when I was rounding the ring. Ring #2 turned out perfect. I was going to polish away more of the patina but ended up loving it right at this stage.

4 comments:

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

marsha said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!

TrueMirage said...

very pretty -- and only one "do over"? impressive.

Becca said...

This is very pretty! Great job!

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