Does anyone know what those circular coiled components are called, preferably in English but I’ll take whatever I can get? I asked this artist on Instagram and they liked the comment where I asked but didn’t answer. Either we don’t have a language in common, or… they’re not tellin’, which I’ll respect and not pester them further. I just keep seeing these elements used and would love to learn more, but the filigree resources I’ve looked at so far don’t cover them. If I could just find out what they’re called I could probably figure out the rest!
I am making a guess here…maybe at something that is just similar…“shot”…“shot plate”…?
SusanLenartJewelry on Instagram makes extensive use of these kind of components…i find her very o interesting! she seems to travel alot! She uses similar components and does live videos where she talks about “stuff”…she might have a video where she talks about sourcing or fabricating these types of eastern components…?
here is her youtube channel
and here is one of her shot plate videos- i think she sells some shot plates
on a similar technique note:
Leslie Kail Villareal:
her Youtube channel has featured Tucker Tools shot plates, that might be of interest…
They may be a bit more southwestern than eastern, but they are nice!
- And here is a shot plate youtube video from Buffalo Rutland
Shot Plate How To - YouTube
Kevin Potter/ PotterUSA
-And lastly but not leastly, here is a youtube video from Kevin Potter
I wonder if Kevin could make the shot plate for you…and others!
the shot plate videos may explain how to make the shot component.
i guess the trick would be to find the shot plate!
also maybe try searching vintage tibetan shotplate jewelry components or similar…
…you may find similar bead caps…you could put a granulated bead on the top hole…
just a few thoughts…
I work with 22 karat gold and these coils look to me like they are made from gold wire. If I wanted to make something like these coil components I would take high gauge wire, say 24 gauge, and tightly wrap it around a tiny transfer punch as if I were going to make jump rings. Then remove the coil, anneal and cut lengths that when wrapped in a circle make this coil shape. The two ends would be soldered or laser soldered so it does not open. I would play around with wire gauge and transfer punch size until I achieved the look I wanted.
Sorry, to be clear, the element I am trying to find a name for is the coiled wire piece.
I just realized the name and searched it up.
She is a Norwegian master fililigree silver smith.
I’ll send her an e-mail and ask
Here are a few more deep shot plates- by Chris Pruitt
She replied now, in Norwegian of course,
since I asked in Norwegian.
It is a “Kruse” one of the most important
It is a spiral made out of a spiral with silver thread.
According to her explanation.
In Norwegian it means curly.
It translates approximately to Frizz – Frizzy
and seem to originate in the German speaking areas of Europe.
The word that is
I hope this help
Integral part of many “Solar” designs!
I hope that help even more.
Jen “Ifutzwithfire” is the OP.
I’m just trying to help since the original Artist is Norwegian as I am
She told she had asked an English speaking friend.
And she had no specific word.
She called it “Kruger” or coil or spring.
Hope this helps
Okay! Kruse! That’s a thing I can google! Thanks so much.
Yes, perfect! It’s something to go on, at least.