Cake International Birmingham 2016 Heart Of Viana Filigree - Gold Medal

Cake International Birmingham 2016 HEART OF VIANA FILIGREE – Gold Medal International Class (This piece took me around 80 hours to do, each single curl was done individually with sugar paste) The filigree is a metalworking technique very typical of Portuguese goldsmithery. The first pieces found in Portugal made with this technique date back to 2500-2000 BC. The Portuguese creations are known for their quality, guaranteed by the materials and techniques used. The delicate use of very thin wire results in unique objects that give the illusion of broidery in gold and silver, unlike any other because it’s handmade. This thorough technique is very unique and was incorporated into the rich heritage of Portuguese goldsmithery for the representation of motives related to national history and culture, such as the Hearts of Viana. The Hearts of Viana have religious origins and are related with the devotion to the Sacred Heart, where the heart was a symbol of live, love and fraternity. Hearts of Viana are part of the Portuguese identity… Hope you like it!! <3 TFL Ana Remígio

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This amazing work show you persistence and excellent skills. Thank you for share with us the history of this technique.