Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 4b

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Metal Jewelry Part 4b: Etching on Silver Using Ferric Nitrate . . . Continued from Part 4a HERE IS WHERE I BLEW IT! A 50/50 solution of ferric nitrate takes twice as long to etch silver as ferric chloride does to etch copper and brass. CAUTION: Don’t […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 4a

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Metal Jewelry Part 4a: Etching on Silver Using Ferric Nitrate Part 1 of this Acid Etching Metal Jewelry series covered how to transfer designs on metal. Part 2 and Part 3 covered how to prepare an acid etch bath for copper and brass. Here in Part 4, […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 3c

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Brass and Copper Jewelry Part 3c: Ferric Chloride Acid Bath . . . Continued from Part 3b How Do You Know When the Etching Process is Done? While etching, check on your metal designs in the etch bath about every 30 minutes. I use a bamboo shish-ka-bob […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 3b

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Brass and Copper Jewelry Part 3b: Ferric Chloride Acid Bath . . . Continued from Part 3a This messy looking picture is my acid bath with 7 different pieces of brass, in different thicknesses, submerged for etching at the same time: Always use a plastic (or glass) […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 3a

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Brass and Copper Jewelry Part 3a: Ferric Chloride Acid Bath So far in this 4-part series of articles, we’ve covered two different ways of preparing your brass or copper piece for etching in the acid bath: Part 1: Design Transfer onto Metal Part 2: Drawing Your Design […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 2

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Brass and Copper Jewelry Part 2: Hand-Drawing Designs on Brass and Copper for Acid Etching (My unscientific, but personally tested results.) In the first article of this series, Part 1: Design Transfer, we discussed how to transfer photocopied graphic designs to flat pieces of brass and copper […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 1

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Brass, Copper and Silver Jewelry Part 1: Design Transfer What is your favorite design? Wish you could transform it into a series of etched pendants? If drawing multiple designs by hand would take hours, here is speedy way to transfer complex designs to metal for acid etching. […]

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ABSTRACT NO.2

by THEjeweller (by Giulia). (Transylvania, Romania) This ring was made of silver plated wire wrapped around an uncut black agate. No additional findings were used in handcrafting this ring but raw materials (wire and the semiprecious stone). This ring was made in Romania. Giulia (THEjeweller) http://www.thejeweller-by-giulia.blogspot.com/ THEjeweller on Etsy THEjeweller on Breslo

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A Bracelet Tribute to My Mother

by Susan L. Goldstein. (Chestnut Hill, Ma.) In June of 2009 my mother Maureen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Knowing how grave her diagnosis was, I wanted to do something to honor and support her during her short fight. I started making bracelets that were given to her caregivers, family members and friends. These women […]

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Making Patera Jewelry

by Sue Arkwright. (Arkwright Designs) I was introduced to Patera findings from a friend of mine who attended the huge jewelry and gem show in Arizona. “Patera” means small shallow dish, and these findings are manufactured by a company called Nunn Design. Patera findings are pendants made with copper, silver and antique gold finishes and […]

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