Silver filigree

The art of making silver filigree consists in twisting fine silver wire tightly so that it creates a ridged pattern.  Then this wire is twisted and formed into various circular harmonious shapes.  These wire shapes are soldered to each other to create a larger piece.

The filigree design can also be built upon to create multi-layered designs, such as flowers.  Often, a piece of metal or a wire frame is used to give substance to this delicate work.

Making silver filigree requires a special technique which results these beautiful and  feminine jewellery pieces.