How we create our stunning filigree balls – Part 2

Following directly on from yesterdays post;

When all segments in the filigree framework have been filled with tiny silver thread & their twisty twirly pattern the delicate filigree pattern must be soldered into place.

Filigree frames with flux

A mix of silver powder and borax is used to solder the filigree pattern into place, the heat of the flame is controlled by a blow pipe – too much heat and the work will be ruined.  Getting the heat factor ‘just right’ is a skill and ‘feeling’ that is learnt with time, practise and patience!

You can see the filigree pattern emerging here as flux is burnt off.

Following this soldering of the filigree pattern, each bead half is polished to showcase the delicate pattern at its brightest and best.

Polished bead pieces.

Each of our Seba Dizajn beads is individually created using traditional filigree practises that are centuries old, it is a pleasure to be sharing some of the processes used with you here.  The story will continue next week, in the mean time please leave your comments and questions below.

Baby beads (earrings) ready to be shaped into ‘ball’ form.

Visit our website www.sebasilver.comm to see more of our filigree jewellery.

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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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8 Responses to How we create our stunning filigree balls – Part 2

  1. This is beautiful and so interesting. Such talent!

    Greetings from fellow UBC bloggers, Tammie & Alessa.

    • Seba Silver says:

      Hi Tammie & Alessa, thank you so much for your feedback. It is great to be sharing some of filigree story here. We are glad you are enjoying the story, come back next week for the next part!

  2. I can’t wait for part 3! So nice to know what goes into making your beautiful jewelry. 🙂 Kelly

    • Seba Silver says:

      Thanks Kelly! Nice to hear from you here… I think I’ll make you wait a little longer and write about a few different things for the next few days. There is an AMAZING boat here today, the ‘Sea Cloud’ think I will write about her this afternoon, she is a stunner.

  3. Helz-Design says:

    they also remind me of stars
    so lovely

    can.t wait to read about the rest of the process

  4. You are so generous with your sharing of your craft. It makes me want to go out and learn how to do filigree! Thank you! Beautiful stuff.

    • Seba Silver says:

      Thanks! It is wonderful to be able to share our filigree with a wider audience, we are glad that you are enjoying our work. I’m sure we can sneak in a few lessons if you make it to Korcula 🙂

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