Filigree Friday (i)

Today I’m happy to announce & introduce ‘Filigree Friday’ –  Facts, Fun & Photos of filigree goodness from Seba Silver and wherever else in the world takes my (or you) fancy.

What would you like to know about filigree? Please leave your feedback below and I will do my best to answer all your questions.

Today I would like to shed some light on a filigree myth;

Myth –  ‘Filigree is so delicate’

Graphic by Helen of http://www.helz-design.com

While we wouldn’t recommend trying to get an elephant to balance on our work, filigree is surprisingly strong.

It is true that some styles are more delicate than others, but remember our filigree work has been heated and soldered many times to create the final pieces. It is polished using a soft WIRE brush & shake method – which involves shaking each piece with small ball bearings, water & lemon dish washing liquid.

FACT: Filigree is strong

We would love to hear from any of you who own some filigree jewellery, do you think it is delicate or strong?
Delicate to look at, strong to hold, wear and love.

Please let us know if you have any questions about our filigree work and remember you can see our finished work here, www.sebasilver.com

 

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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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11 Responses to Filigree Friday (i)

  1. Helz-Design says:

    i am so in love with my lovely filigree bead – and it is a strong bead – it looks cute and tender and delicate but it is stronger than other silver jewels i have.
    don.t think it is the air between the parts but the fact that everything is connected at so many points – just like a big community holding hands … connected more than just one or two persons 🙂

    • Seba Silver says:

      Thanks for sharing the imagery about your bead Helen, I never thought of it like that – a big community holding hands, it’s a nice image. It is interesting how something so delicate and intricate can be strong at the same time, like people! Thanks again for the elephant, is fun to have a nice graphic to illustrate a post.

  2. My standard response is that it’s not Roy proof….

  3. cindy braid says:

    Oh I certainly do LOVE filigree silver work. Each design is so intricate and you can tell so much work goes into it. I love your Blog page so colorful. Look forward to your next posts. I tried to Blog weekly-but have settled for once a month. Mostly explaining the Birthstone Gemstone of the Month. Cheers to you!

    • Seba Silver says:

      Thanks Cindy! It is lovely to hear from you and nice of you to share your love of filigree, it is indeed intricate and lovely.
      I am happy that you are enjoying our colourful blog page, I had thought about doing a birthdstone series – would you like to guest blog your posts with us?

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