I love filigree. Real ones in metal. The detailing that designers put into handmade jewelry is spectacular. I wanted to try to get a similar effect in polymer clay. But that means tiny, tiny snakes of clay, expertly and patiently placed. My fingers might love playing with the clay, but I do not have the precision. These pieces have a metal effect due to the use of my beloved mica powders and I added glass beads for colour.