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[BenchTube] Russian Filigree Demo


#1

Now showing at the BenchTube (beta)
(Ganoksin answer to YouTube for jewelers.):

Russian Filigree Demo
2m 53s

Overview of the construction of a Russian filigree pendant. Excerpt
from the DVD, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters: Russian
Filigree. For more images, explanations of the technique, or
on ordering, please visit victorialansford.com

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#2

Watched the video on Russian filigree. Wondered what solder was
used. Hard, med, easy? Or a combo of all?


#3
Watched the video on Russian filigree. Wondered what solder was
used. Hard, med, easy? Or a combo of all? 

I use hard solder for the frame. Paste works well because it stays in
place during set up, but sheet and wire solder are fine.

For the filler wires I use a powdered solder of silver, copper,
zinc, and bronze that flows like an easy solder but behaves like a
medium in subsequent soldering.

Formerly, this solder could only be obtained by alloying an ingot
and filing it into a powder (not everyone’s idea of a good time, but
wire and sheet solder fill in too much of the filler wires, obscuring
the detail of the scolloped edge). I now make my same recipe
available already in a powdered form. It’s available from
victorialansford.com.

I use easy solder for findings and to connect the filigree sections
in more 3-D forms.

Thanks for watching,
Victoria
Victoria Lansford
http://www.victorialansford.com