Learning some basic Jewellery making techniques

Today at Seba Dizajn I learnt some basic jewellery making techniques and it was so much fun.  No longer just the jewellers wife….

There is a piece of jewellery that is currently being created in our store with a story that keeps growing; from selecting the pieces of turquoise that are being used when we were in Nepal in November to todays chain making.

I offered to make the chain for this piece as I could tell that Doka (Adolf) was really not very interested in the chain making.  Doka cut the rings and oval links for the chain and I learnt how to close them together and then use borax and the heat from the flames to solder them permanently together.

It was a fantastic experience for me to have this very small insight into the precision that is required to solder the very delicate filigree work .  I had so little control over the flame & accidentally soldered several pieces together and this was working on a relatively ‘chunky’ chain.

The chain is finished and polished now and looks fantastic. The necklace it will be used in is almost complete and looks stunning, I am really looking forward to sharing the finished work with you tomorrow.

Remember if you would like to keep updated on our jewellery making here in Croatia and other events here at Seba Dizajn you can subscribe to the Seba Silver blog on the top right of this page.   Hvala! (Thank you)

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About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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4 Responses to Learning some basic Jewellery making techniques

  1. Hi Ruth, what beautiful images here of your jewellery creation process. I have tweeted it out, Sarah

  2. I am so impressed at the things you have been up to Ruth! More of the same – it is such a wonderful way to appreciate the work that goes into the pieces of jewellery … and they mean so much more seeing them being created step by step, with you holding the soldering iron!

    • Seba Silver says:

      Thanks Jenny, i really enjoyed my jewellery lesson and fully plan to learn some more skills this winter – I will write about them when I do. When I was in high school I fancied being a jeweller for a stint, now I mostly just fancy the jeweller!

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