There have been four bracelets sitting here ‘almost ready’ for longer than I like to think about – now I am very happy to be able to share them with you this ‘Filigree Friday’ – complete, polished and ready to wear.
Here you can see the leaf sections of the bracelets being soldered into place – we use silver powder mixed with borax for all of our soldering.
The next step involves these segments or frames being filled with a filigree pattern.
The patterns that we create are handrolled from a fine silver wire, this 4mm wire is carefully rolled or twisted to produce a finished design that will both look fabulous and compliment the frame work.
This photo shows a few steps down the line – now each section of the bracelet has been filled with a distinctive filigree pattern and this must be gently soldered into place, careful to catch each piece of the pattern.
Now the pieces will be joint together – alternating leaves and flowers to create a fabulous finished piece.
Here we are using fire to clean the oxidised silver before we can give it a final polish.
And finally the finished bracelet being worn.
The bracelet is available on our website for €110 –
Please ask if you have any questions about our work, we would love to hear from you.
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.