Russian Filigree Earrings

Here are some beautiful, lightweight earrings that' are all Bent & Twisted! Teardrop hoops were hand-formed from square sterling wire, then the insides were filed with luscious, intricate Russian filigree work! Further accents of sterling balls were added for extra texture and visual interest. Earrings measure 1 1/4 in length, 9/16 in width at the widest point and hang from hand-made sterling silver ear wires.

There is a lot of filigree on the import/tourist market from Mexico and Israel. What makes mine different is the way I use the "filler" wires. Rather than making a whole section of frame one after another, using tightly packed coils, I painstakingly cut each and every piece to size and shape it to fit it into the piece to create a tension setting that allows me to turn the piece over and use a special solder from the back that shows off the detail rather than flood it. I start with a basic design in mind and then go by sight and feel with where each tiny filler piece should go. It's a lot like putting a puzzle together. As such, each piece is uniquely different and one of a kind.

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