Electro Etching

with Micah Kirby

at Wildacres September

Class Description

Class will involve Electro Etching using multiple masking techniques. From images in my existing inventory of vinyl masks, and Enamel based markers for the etching pattern.  We will learn the application, packaging/consumables (Tape ,Contact Paper, Aluminum Foil Etching solution)  and weeding (Vinyl Resist) of pattern on metal. Etching the pieces, doming, punching hole for bail or ear wires. No previous experience necessary 

Lab Fee: $150 includes project kits( Metal Disc, Bails, Ear wires and Neck cords). The Fee covers material costs and student mess up. Copper, Brass will be our base metals. Silver will be available for an up charge 

Semester 1

Class will Learn a design driven approach to Electro Etching. Gain knowledge using multiple masking techniques oil based marker, and vinyl as a resists on Copper or Bronze. Using a non caustic and non gas producing electrolyte solutions with a Low voltage power supply source to initiate etching. Class will produce a  one pendent and 1 or 2 pair of earrings form and finish with tumbling.

 

  1. Electro Etched Earrings: 1” 24 gauge Copper Disc Included (Additional $8.00); Vinyl Mask Design or Hand Drawn Paint Pen DesignEar wires

  2. Electro Etched Pendent:  1.5” to 2” 20 gauge Copper Disc Included (Additional $15.00); Vinyl Mask Design or Sterling Silver Bail Italian Rubber Cord


Semester 2
Classs will Learn a design driven approach to Electro Etching. Gain knowledge using multiple masking techniques Enamel paint pen and as vinyl resists on Copper, Bronze, and adding a second non caustic solution for Silver. Class will produce a pendent and cuff form and finish with tumbling.

  1. Electro Etched Pendent: 1.5” to 2” 20 gauge Copper Disc Included (Additional $15.00); Vinyl Mask Design or Sterling Silver Bail, Italian Rubber Cord

  2. Electro Etched Cuff: .5” to 1” 18  gauge Brass  .5” to 1”  18 gauge Copper Sheet Included (Additional $20.00)

Additional Kits(All include Ear wires or Bails)

  • Electro Etched Earrings Sterling Silver Kit:   $2 a Gram for silver

  • Electro Etched Pendent Sterling Silver Kit:  

  • Electro Etched Cuff Sterling Silver 20g Kit:

Prerequisites

None

Lab Fee

$150

Material Costs

Est. $0+

(see description)

Questions: Contact the William Holland or Wildacres Registrar

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