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Filigree Techniques

Ages:15 and up

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced

Sessions: Two

Instructor: Peggy Foy

Learn to create beautiful silver wirework jewelry and improve your soldering skills! Filigree jewelry is made all over the world, from Thailand to Norway to Mexico and everywhere in between. In this class, you will learn how to make these graceful and intricate pieces yourself. We will explore how to construct sterling silver wire frames to create forms that are lightweight but strong. We'll then explore different soldering methods to fill the frames with fine filigree wires. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with chip solder, paste solder, and dry powdered solder. You will leave with a pair of filigree earrings, a pendant, or both. This is an intermediate-level course; some experience with soldering is required.

Students will learn: Wirework and plier skills; soldering with different types of solder, including chip solder, paste solder, and powdered filigree solder; how to solder small items on to larger items without melting them; design for wirework jewelry

Students will create a pair of filigree earrings, a pendant, or both.

Dates & Times

Fee: $230.00

Members: $220.00

Jan 29 & Jan 30, Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Peggy Foy
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio