About the Artist
Michelle Lierre is the self-taught filigree artist behind Lierre Filigree, and she specializes heirloom quality art jewelry in silver and gold. Many of her designs are inspired by a love of patterns and the juxtaposition between bold and delicate.
Like a complicated jigsaw puzzle, each strand of filigree is hand-twisted, shaped and soldered into place one piece at a time.Lierre began her filigree journey in earnest in the wake of a community devastated by wildfire in Jan 2019, when she took a basic soldering class from a local bead shop in Chico, California. From there she taught herself filigree techniques through research, trial & error, and squinting at horrible quality tourist recordings of filigree masters on youtube videos. Goldsmithing became her therapy and helped her navigate the messy job of recovering from the local disaster, moving across multiple states the middle of covid, and then being quarantined with three little kids. She shares openly about her mental health and hopes that it will encourage others to find the help they need.
Click here to check out her videos on Instagram and to see more of her process and what's currently on her workbench.
Want to know more about making filigree jewelry? You can find my online filigree class here through Jewellers Academy along with many other courses.
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