Beading with Filigree
by Cynthia Deis
The "Basic Techniques" gives you the how and why of using different types of filigree. Along with jewelry-making basics, there are informative tips for working with the filigree and a few ways to treat the surface, like heat treating and painting. Painting filigree, OMG, you have to see the Lucille necklace. You'll be pulling out the spray paint before you know it!
The rest of the book focuses on step-by-step projects that vary from simple earrings to complex asymmetrical necklaces. The designs range from delicate to bold. The techniques cover stringing to embellishing filigree with seed beads, so there is something for every one's tastes. While the projects focus on beads that are more readily available, each design could benefit from adding in your favorite art beads! I highly recommend adding this to your bead book library.
You can find the book and many of the supplies used in the projects at Ornamentea.
Don't forget, midnight is the deadline to enter the September Filigree Challenge. You could win a signed copy of Beading with Filigree!