December 10th, 2006

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Filigree!

Here are the finished filigree pieces I've been working on for the past week or so!


Filigree Earrings Filigree Earrings

Sterling silver, onyx. 2.5 inches (6.3 cm) tall. Not for sale.

Project #1 in the "Silver Threads" book. These are purportedly based on Norwegian style filigree. I added onyx beads instead of the pearls the author used, or the traditional gold dangles. They are big, and amazingly light in weight!
Silver Filigree Star Silver Filigree Star

Sterling silver. 1.75 in (4.4 cm) tall. Not for sale.

This is a slightly adapted version of project #2 in "Silver Threads." I rotated the points to bridge between 2 of the central motifs, instead of having each point attached to one motif, because I wanted the central star shape to be upright as well.
Copper Filigree Star Tree Topper Copper Filigree Star Tree Topper

Copper wire. 3.25 in (7.6 cm). Not for sale.

I made this large version of the (modified) star from the "Silver Threads book, to go on top of my little silver mylar fiberoptic Xmas tree in my studio.