When you enter Todor Kushlev’s workshop, you cannot fail to be impressed by the atmosphere that reigns inside. Old wooden cabinets, tools made of wood and a man sitting patiently behind the counter with a spirit lamp burning in front of him. In the craftsman’s mouth you see some strange metal tube, and he occasionally blows it through the flame to heat or glue small silver details. Jewelers know this way of working with a blowtorch and a spirit lamp, but it is a forgotten way of working. For Todor Kushlev, however, this is a tradition, and his specialty is filigree – an old jewelry technique in which a delicate lace-like motif is made from a metal thread (silver or gold).