Inspirations: Etched metal jewellery

Etching is a method for adding complex and detailed patterns to metal using acid and acid resitant materials to create markings in silver. It allows you to create interesting effects and can be seen under transparent enamels. Variations on the technique can be used to create different effects.

 

etched copper jewellery

Jennifer Stumpf combined metals combined etching and handstamping as well as metals in this piece

 

etched jewellery

This pattern from paisley fabric etched into copper by Roslyn van der Wal shows how complex designs can be used

 

etched silver jewellery

This Branch Bracelet by Sandra Noble Gross shows the versatility of the technique

 

etched copper jewellery

The texture of etched pieces such as these copper earrings is often brought out using patinas. Here BlueSkyBlackBird has used a traditional blue-green verdigris.

 

etched metal cuff

This Dia de los Muertos cuff from Joolz by Lisa uses “coloured patinas” – inks designed to adhere to metal – to highlight the etched pattern

 

etched metal jewellery

These earrings found on Art Jewelry magazine’s forum use a similar technique

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