Silver Jewellery - Etching


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Silver Jewellery - Etching

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/jewellery-making-silver-jewellery-courses-classes-workshops-sydney">Learn</a> Silver Jewellery Etching in Sydney.</b></p><p>Etching is used to create a rich

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Course description

Learn Silver Jewellery Etching in Sydney.

Etching is used to create a rich surface decoration that can be textures, patterns, writing or imagery. In this Silver Jewellery Etching course, you will learn about etching metals to create your own unique pieces.

In this course you work with PnP paper, which is great to use as a ‘resist’ and makes it easy to etch anything you want – be it a drawing, pattern, texture, writing/script or image. You will learn how to transfer this to the surface of a copper, brass or silver sheet and then incorporate this into items of jewellery.

You will gain an understanding about the etching process as well as about the health and safety aspects of this work and you will be able to etch materials that you’ve brought from home.

You will design and make
  • An etched copper bangle (practice session)
  • An etched silver pendant or a pair of earrings AND/OR
  • An incorporation to your own jewellery design
Ideal for…

This course is designed for beginners and experienced students.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • learned what makes suitable images when using the PnP process
  • worked with PnP – use and application
  • tried out etching techniques on a range of metals
  • made at least one piece of jewellery using the etching process (depends on individual skill level and progress)
  • learned and demonstrated safe usage of the etching process
What we provide
  • A piece each of copper, brass, silver and PnP for the first class
  • Chemicals to etch the silver
Please come prepared
  • Scissors, glue stick, double sided tape, cellotape and ruler
  • A big selection of clear black and white (not gray) patterns and images suitable for a jewellery sized object. Please note, images to use in the class need to be, at least:
  • 2 x images 20cm long x 2cm wide and 1 x image 3cm long x 3cm wide
  • In high definition black and white (shading or greyscale will not work).

Also, please be advised,

  • If you want to include letters or numbers these need to be ‘mirror image’,
  • You may want to bring your design as a positive and negative images ( for instance, reverse the design via the “invert” setting on your computer in or PhotoShop graphic application).
  • If you wish to etch your own piece of jewellery or metal work, please bring it along

The white areas will be eaten away and the black lines will remain after the etching process.

Please find here an example of a negative image:

Additional metals will need to be purchased by the students, according to the work they want to make, from jewellery suppliers.

Other information
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Course testimonials:

  • Judy said: A very enjoyable class.