Silversmithing Workshops

Acid Etching Workshop

Acid Etching Workshop

£45.00
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In this workshop you will be given a piece of sheet silver and choose to make it into a pendant, brooch or pair of earrings. First you will sand and polish the silver then paint the surface with a resist. Once the resist is dried you can either choose a rubber stamp from the wide selection of designs on hand and stamp on a design with white ink or you can draw on your own design . Then using a scribe you will scratch along the white ink lines exposing the silver underneath. Once happy with the picture you have scratched onto the surface the piece will be place in an acid bath for 30 minutes where the acid will etch into the exposed silver lines. After 30 minutes the resist will be removed using acetone and you will be left with your design etched into the silver. You can drill holes to make your item into a pendant or earrings or you will be shown how to create a brooch fitting and solder it to the back if you wish to make a brooch. If you would like to add a round gemstone then a setting can be soldered on and a gemstone set.
Prices


15 x 40mm Silver Sheet 1 pair of earrings or 1 pendant  £45 ( silver chain can be bought separately £10 - £15        depending on length) .
Workshop runs for approximately 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours

 30 x 30mm Silver Sheet £75 (makes 2 items)
This workshop will run for approximately 2 1/2  - 4 hours depending on design. 1 set of earring findings and 1 silver 16 or 18" belcher chain is also provided.
 
30 x 55mm Silver Sheet £95 (makes 2 - 3 items depending on size and design).
This workshop will run for approximately 2 1/2  - 4 hours depending on design. 1 set of earring findings and 1 silver 16 or 18" belcher chain is also provided.
Gembeads can be bought separately and cost from £1.50 per bead and silver head pin.
Gemstones are extra are cost from £3.

To book a workshop email wendy@wendykempjewellery.co.uk