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