Never thought it was fair
that plain filets are so plain for us lowly folks.
So I wanted to make a beaded filet that was Not so
plain, but period looking and yet NON-
Presumptuous and not claiming any rank.
While is has peaks, it does
not have any "points" orbaronial markings, it's just
It's just over an inch tall.
I made it with plastic pearls and 5 lengths of brass
wire (that I twisted with my husband's cordless drill)
I did it exactly like you do loom beadwork, only without
I held the wires with my hands
and they are spaced by the pearls. At the outside edges
I did an extra twist around the wire to move it to
the side a bit to help with spacing. (see the detail
picture at the end of this page). Peaks were attached
by making a V of wire and looping it under the middle
band wire then bringing it up and twisting it. The
resultant arm on one wire from two nieghboring peaks
was loaded with pearls and twisted together and turned
into a tiny circle to keep it from catching on things.
in all it took twelve hours, including my various
try it and take it out again experiemtns. A new one
from scratch, now that I have it all hammered out might
take six or seven.