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More Etching Copper


About this design:

In love with this etching stuff. I also found out that when the discs are in the etchant solution, it smooths the edges of the die cut discs…so now I don't have to file and sand them. Bonus!!

Components:

Copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, turquoise beads

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  1. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    I really like these– especially the butterfly pair. How do you etch? Is there a particular product you use/prefer?

  2. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow! You do wonderful designs with the etching! :)

  3. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    These are wonderful as always….love them all!

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! The butterflies are stunning!

  5. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    Wow, these are stunning! I love the subtle intricate designs! Beautiful work! :)

  6. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Perfect!

  7. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Awesome!!!!

  8. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    Gorgeous!

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks everyone!
    To Warped Wire…I use an Ferric Chloride as an etchant solution. If you are interested in this technique, do thoroughly read tutorials on the web about how to go about it. It is easy, however you would need to take precautions working with this stuff. And check out your city rules about disposal of the used liquid. Google “etching copper with ferric chloride tutorial”. There are some good ones out there.

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Excellent! Gotta start doing this one day… need disc cutter…. recommendations?

  11. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Those are beautiful; go perfect with my Southwest necklaces – LOL

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    There are so many copper disc cutters out there in a wide variety of prices, from $60 to over $200. My metals class has a very nice set from Pepe Tools.
    You might consider purchasing inexpensive precut copper blanks to get started. LB has many nice shapes to choose from.

  13. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    So beautiful. I love the effect of the etching.

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Awesome! I’ve made a couple of very simple design etched pieces but nothing as exquisite as yours. Most impressive, Lynda. :)

  15. minnimouse
    minnimouse says:

    I too really like these etched discs. You already answered my questions. Thanks.

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