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Introduction to Silver Filigree

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cdn $135.00

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn the decorative metal technique of filigree. Students will learn how to form traditional scalloped fine silver filigree wire from regular round wire. Students will create a thicker fused Argentium silver frame, and will learn how to bend wire accurately into even, repeating shapes. Traditional powder filigree solder will be used to stabilize the design. Additional design elements such as beads, bezel-set stones, and silver granules will be discussed. While the soldering and fusing involved in this project is not technically difficult, students should be prepared to spend the majority of their time shaping and fussing over wires.

Students will receive 6″ of Argentium 18ga square wire to create their filigree frame as part of the class fee.

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced

Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable using a torch, and have significant patience.

Technique: Create beautiful, feminine jewellery using the traditional decorative technique of filigree.

Bring to class:

  • 4 feet of Dead Soft 20ga fine silver wire (SKU imp13009)
  • Clean charcoal block or fire brick. While there are fire bricks and charcoal available for use in the studio, students will likely find it easier to use a pristine block for this project due to the level of precision necessary.
  • Small container to store filigree wire fragments, granules etc.
  • Fine-tip tweezers
  • Flush wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Any additional favorite pliers (pliers will also be available in the metal studio for use during the class)
  • Magnification, if required

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.

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Venue

BeadFX
BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
Phone:
+1-416-751-1911

How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.