Making silver filigree jewelry is easy and fun. The delicate curls and twists of filigree pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings may give the impression that filigree work is for advanced jewelry artists. But this instructional primer shows how simple making filigree can be. Inside you'll find: � Inspirational photos of filigree from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Mexico � Guide to the basic silverworking tools and materials � Twelve stunning step-by-step projects � Special section on designing your own filigree jewelry Silver Threads: Making Wire Filigree Jewelry provides a clear, thorough guide to creating filigree jewelry. Read a brief history of filigree, highlighting works from around the world. Learn different silverworking techniques in the extensive Basics section, which includes a detailed list of the tools and materials you'll need to get started. Combine simple filigree shapes to make twelve stunning projects ranging from easy pendants and earrings to necklaces with gemstones and multiple components. Step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and full-color photography assist in the creative process. Packed with useful information and irresistible projects, Silver Threads will inspire jewelry makers of all levels.