Friday, March 20, 2009

Making Filigree - Step Six

Now that you've got smooth, flat frame pieces, you get to do the arranging of the final design! Like I mentioned before, I'm doing a random design, so I just piece the little pretties into the frame like a puzzle. You want them to fit snugly against eachother so that you can solder each and every piece. I make them so snug that sometimes one jumps up out of the frame!

Arranging the Pretties

I do all of the arranging right on my soldering surface, and then brush flux over the entire design. Let it dry so it won't bubble up when heated and ruin your design!


Sarah Jane said...

Oh, wow! So pretty! :D

Parallax said...

What beautiful, intricate work

cabin + cub said...

Wow... great step by step shots!
Beautiful detail work!

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