Having now weathered the worst of winter, we are almost there. We have nearly arrived at the magical time of the year that breeds life, and newness abounds. This time of year is always so refreshing. It brings new color to the visually bleak landscape and gently transforms not just the outside world, but it seems to have an effect on my creative moods as well. In this month's newsletter I thought it would be fun to explore the use of brass filigree components in jewelry designs. And not just how to add them in, but how to alter their appearance as well! Just like spring blossoms give stark winter branches an entirely new look, so can adding beads, baubles and more to a brass filigree piece. So let's talk filigree, shall we?