Last week I started writing about how we create our Filigree balls, here is the follow up… We had just soldered the dainty silver pieces into their frames and given them a polish as we wrapped up Part 2 of this filigree photographic journey.
Now the balls must be very gently tapped into shape – we have a bronze mould that we use to ensure the bead pieces are the same shape;
When the beads have been shaped to their desired size a small silver band is created to join the two halves together, the use of a band to connect the halves is not necessary but tends to make a design look more complete. The band may be plain, or several small pieces of silver linked together, incorporate a twist or have room for pieces of coral or turquoise to be inserted into the band – the choice is ours, or yours as the customer. We have created a number of bespoke beads and are happy to include your ideas into one of beads – use the contact form if you would like to ask about ordering a bespoke piece of jewellery.
Here you can see balls being soldered together – a small piece of wire is used to hold the halves of the balls together while they are joined.
After the pieces are joined together we must clean and polish each one – each piece is cleaned and re-heated many times to ensure a shine and polish that we are happy with.
It continues to amaze and fascinate me that there are so many things that can be done with tiny silver threads, some basic jewellery making tools, and a lot of patience and imagination. We hope you have enjoyed this photographic journey and learned something about the work involved in creating our very intricate pieces of filigree jewellery.
If you would like to see some more examples of Seba Dizajn Filigree balls please visit our facebook page, www.facebook.com/SebaDizajn – and look in the ‘Balls’ Album.
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