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[Workshop] Filigree and Loop in Loop Chains

Drusy Ring Workshop
Farrin O’Connor, Los Angeles
Friday, December 5, 2008

For on registration, contact Farrin O’Conner

The desire to encircle the fingers with symbols of loyalty, wealth,
and power is an ancient tradition dating back thousands of years.
Rings are the most personal and most coveted of adornments. Through
extensive demonstrations and hands on exploration students will make
a Drusy Ring that is inspired by ancient styles and techniques.

will included sterling wire granulation, stamping, and chasing with
provided on making your own stamps.

Russian Filigree Workshop
Metal Arts Society of Southern California, Los Angeles
December 6-7, 2008

Learn Russian or open back filigree through extensive demonstrations
and hands on exploration. Victoria teaches the method of forming,
framing, and placing individual wires to create work of more depth,
pleasing complexity, and unique design. Students will make a

a ring, and explore more 3-dimensional possibilities of the
technique. Most importantly students will learn the necessary tips
and tricks to ensure success and fun through this exquisite
technique. Students familiar with the technique from Victoria’s DVD
will have the opportunity to work on more advanced projects.

Loop in Loop Chains
Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, December 13, 2008; 10:30 - 4:30 770-394-3447 for
registration Tired of putting hours into your pieces
only to dangle them from cookie cutter, store bought chains? Want to
chain like an ancient Egyptian and have fun like an ancient Etruscan?
Make a bracelet, and

learn the easiest method for creating multiple styles of fused link
chains with NO CLEAN UP! Students must know how to solder with a
torch or have glass beadmaking experience. PLEASE BRING .75 oz 22
gauge FINE SILVER ROUND WIRE. (Sterling won’t work!)

Victoria Lansford creates one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art and
art objects that recall the mystery and splendor of the ancient
world, yet bring forth her own provocative vision. She has pushed the
boundaries of design and execution in many old world techniques,
including Eastern Repousse, Russian Filigree, Chain making, and
Granulation throughout two decades of comprehensive exploration of
metal as art.

Victoria’s award winning work has been featured in Metalsmith
magazine’s 2007 Exhibition in Print, Jewelry Artist magazine, Art
Jewelry magazine, and on Home and Garden Television’s 2007 season of
That’s Clever.

A long time educator in the arts, she is committed to sustaining
ancient techniques through workshops and various publications. Her
instructional DVDs in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age
Masters, including Russian Filigree (2006) and Rings(2008), have been
sold throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South
America. Victoria’s artwork is available in art galleries throughout
the U.S. and through this website. She lives in Atlanta, GA.

Victoria Lansford