Saturday, January 24, 2015

Victorian Filigree Inspirations

Another giveaway draw has come to a close! Congratulations to Greta, who will be able to learn some amazing wirework techniques from the Filigree Jewelry with a Twist series of lessons by Melody MacDuffee. Thank you so much to everyone who entered, and to Melody and everyone at Craftsy for the amazing jewelry class!

Filigree Jewelry with a Twist Class

For this giveaway, I asked how you would use the floral filigree techniques in your jewelry designs. Greta’s favorite inspiration is Victorian style filigree, which would definitely be fun to recreate with Melody’s fun wirework florals. I can see it embellishing cameos and smooth cabs, or decorating a bracelet in pretty pastels. From cosmetic tools to momento mori, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in Victorian antiques. Here are just a few examples of the lovely shapes of the era!

What’s your favorite Victorian trend?

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  1. I love the puffy sleeves on many of the dresses they wore!

    1. Oh, yes, the dresses! That reminded me of Anne of Green Gables and the coveted puffed sleeves.

  2. I must say my favorite Victorian trend was the overlaying of either glass or metal. I still believe this era was responsible for beading in layers.

    1. They definitely had a flair for fine things - it's no wonder we're still copying them!


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