make a fleur de lis keychain in a 3-hour jewelry workshop

Florence fleur de lis key chain
Florence fleur de lis key chain

In a private 3-hour jewelry workshop, Yuki made a fleur de lis key chain with FLORENCE stamped on the back. The design was cut with a hand-saw from 1mm thick brass. Three sterling silver balls were created by melting silver scraps, and then soldered onto the front. The text was hand-stamped with steel letter stamps. Yuki has taken other jewelry workshops near Tokyo, but was excited to make a piece in Florence that would give her new skills and be a momento of her trip. Now all she has to do is add the key ring and some keys!

The fleur de lis symbol of Florence, ItalyThe fleur de lis symbol is traditionally French, but it happens to be the symbol of Florence, Italy. In the Florentine fleur de lis, there are stamens between the petals. This heraldic charge is often known as the Florentine lily to distinguish it from the conventional (stamen-less) design. As an emblem of the city, it can be found in icons of its patron saint, San Zanobi (337–417). The coin of Florence (struck from 1252 to 1533), the Florin or fiorino, (98% gold, 3.54 grams) was decorated on one side with the fleur de lis.

Sawing out the design
Sawing out the design
Letter stamping the metal
Letter stamping the metal
Soldering: making silver balls
Soldering: making silver balls
Soldering the silver and brass
Soldering the silver and brass

art925.com: 3 hour jewelry workshop in Florence, ItalyFor information about a bespoke jewelry class or workshop in a well equipped studio in the center of Florence, Italy, for one or more people, contact me.

See other examples of 3-hour jewelry workshops:

Fleur de lis pendant
Convex ring in sterling silver with flower
Convex ring in sterling silver

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