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[66] A Modern Method of Creating Enameled Filigree Jewelry
After making jewelry and doing lapidary work for twenty-five years, I began looking for another type of jewelry making which would be a bit different. While on a visit to the Walter’s Art Gallery in Baltimore I became fascinated with the filigree work done by the ancient Etruscans, Greeks and Mesopotasians. (2003)
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[65] Making filigree Alternate Jig
Begin by making a box as described in the last chapter. Cut a piece of wood 1/8 to 3/16" of an inch thick, ¾" wide and 1" longer than your box. Make ready by cutting off the heads of 40 pins. Procure some wide, double-face scotch tape. It is important the tape not be too.... (2002)
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[64] Making filigree Jig
To begin, procure or make a box out of cardboard or balsa wood. A plastic soap dish, like the one used in a traveling toilet article case although a bit deep is almost perfect for the job. The box should be about 3" long, 2" wide and not more than ½" high. Temporarily set the box aside.... (2002)
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[63] Making filigree wire
One of the necessary steps in making filigree is the forming of the wire. It is made by twisting very tightly two pieces of very small silver wire and then flattened. Either sterling or fine grade silver wire may be used. Fine is preferred, even though it is a bit more expensive but because it is more resistant to fire scale and needs much less annealing than sterling.... (2002)
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