Wednesday 24th June, 2009

We Love..Filigree

Filigree has its origins in ancient times and is characterised by delicate intertwining of gold or silver threads, often in a repeat pattern. Examples of this work can be found in earrings, necklaces, bracelets and belt buckles.


Hairpiece from Mariana Hardwick

Imagine a vintage style dress with adorned with a velvet ‘belt’ fastened with a vintage filigree clasp. Delicate filigree earrings would look stunning teamed with a classic sheath style dress, making the earrings a feature of your look.

A filigree brooch catching folds of fabric on your dress whether at the hips or under the bust would look stunning.


Hayworth Buckle from Stephanie Browne

If filigree jewellery is not your style then try a filigree pattern on the lace you use on your dress. Try a soft colour in your lace such as a coffee colour (over cream satin, for instance), or find lace adorned with silver thread work that gives it a filigree look.

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