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Daily Wire Tip Oct. 18: Filigree Wire in Wirework
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
October 18, 2011
What gauge and temper of wire is used for the intricate lacy curlicues commonly fill in the outlines of filigree components?
-Shelly in Mililani, Hawaii
Hi Shelly, the wire that I use to create “cold” filigree is usually 24-gauge half hard square, that I twist before I work with it. To learn how to create, curve, tease, and connect cold filigree, may I suggest checking out my Cold Filigree Wide Cuff Bracelet DVD?
If you mean “traditional” filigree, then I would recommend getting a copy of my friend Jean Rhodes-Moen’s book, Silver Threads (ISBN 0-87116-221-0), because she is an authority on Norwegian filigree jewelry design and technique.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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