One of my jewellery ‘things to do’ is to do filigree work. So I decided to make a start by making a filigree pendant.
The pendant I decided to do was to make a round circle pendant filled with a filigree design and put a square red garnet set in a round sterling silver setting set on top of the filigree.
The first thing to do was to make a sterling silver ring with round sterling silver wire. Once That was ready I cut some short pieces of sterling silver wire. Then I balled each end by holding it in the torch flame.
Once the wire pieces were balled on each end, I then shaped them into an S shape with a Webber tool. I then arranged the S shaped pieces into the inside of the ring and then soldered them all together.
Then to polish it. I Place it in my tumbler container and tumbled it for a couple of hours then once that was finished I dried it off and gave it a final polish next step was to set the square garnet.