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December 10th, 2006

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05:59 pm - 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.

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Date:December 11th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
These are really beautiful Amanda! :-)
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Date:December 11th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I think you can see why I'm so entranced by the stuff. It's this amazing combination of delicacy and strength, and the number of effects one can get with a pretty small vocabulary of shapes is astonishing. I'm really itching to do some very idiosyncratic stuff in the style...
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Date:December 11th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
These pieces are gorgeous!
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Date:December 11th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
Thank you!

With these pieces it's all the medium and the designs from the book. I'm definitely entranced by the look, though, and I'm working on some new stuff that's not a copy. :)
Date:December 11th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Those are simply gorgeous!
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Date:December 11th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, lovely! That's a great idea for a jeweller's christmas tree star too.
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Date:December 11th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oh Wow, that's some fine and delicate work!
Date:December 12th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
I love these -- the earrings especially. I can see why you want to do more. :)

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