Electro Etching w/ Silver Fabrication
with Micah Kirby
Class will incorporate a design driven approach using and focusing on the technique of Electro Etching. Electro Etching can create interesting textures/patterns for unique design elements in silver jewelry fabrication. Emphasis will be on, two of the Electro Etching masking techniques (paint pen and Laser toner), design and finished goods. Silver I: Electro Etching is beneficial, but not required. Silver I with soldering, is required Three projects will be constructed maybe more if time allows. The first two projects will be included in the lab fee. Project 1, Two pairs of earrings (demonstrating two methods of fabrication) and project 2, Electro Etched Pendent. Project 3 will be a Cuff or Belt Buckle (student’s choice). I always Prefer to use my own tools! I recommend bringing your toolbox with your full scope of pliers, solder picks, cross locks and all the tools you might use to create work at home that will fit in your toolbox. Lab fee covers sterling silver for the first two projects, Pripps flux, silver wire solder, 3M and black Cratex wheels on Dremel points, green scrubby, pencil, Decocolor marker, teflon sheet and disposable goods. Additional silver will be available. I will allow you to bring your own materials if you so choose.
Silver I Soldering