I’ve know Ellen for more years than I want to mention. We are related by marriage…sort of!!! Ellen is a talented interior designer and artist. She has been working in polymer since she met Barbara McGuire several years ago. Recently, Ellen spent a week with Cynthia Toops at Arrowmont.
From Ellen: “Cynthia brought many of the pieces in her book. We were encouraged to choose a project. They all seemed overwhelming. Of course the scale of everything she does is tiny. Her pieces used hundreds of components. I chose a Rolodex bracelet as one of my projects. I needed 300 individually cut leaves to complete one bracelet. I ended up with enough for almost three bracelets. I also made a small, abstract mosaic, not a micro mosaic. To my astonishment I enjoyed making the mosaic and loved the class with the quirky, generous and fascinating Cynthia Toops.”
Ellen and Sue Sutherland are the owners of Filigree & More. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Gilders paste is a versatile product. I have used it to make a beautiful metallic layer in mokume gane applications. Ellen and Sue will have more ideas using filigree and the gilders paste on their web site in the near future.