Make Yourself a Quick Etching Container
by Judy Freyer Thompson
Have you ever prepared a piece of metal to be etched and found it didn't fit in your etching container? Last week I prepped a bracelet cuff and found just that! I really wanted to get the project underway, so I looked around for a quick solution.
Instructions
Rinse the bottle well and remove labels. Tighten the screw top. Attach the mailing label aligning the 4" edge along the seam of the bottle. Using the knife cut a three-sided rectangular hatch in the bottle.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Make Yourself a Quick Etching Container - , Metalwork, Texturing, quick etching container
The seam on the bottle will serve as a 'hinge' to make the hatch door.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Make Yourself a Quick Etching Container - , Metalwork, Texturing, quick etching container
Fill the container with etching solution (I like the 'safe solution' using equal amounts of Hydrogen Peroxide and Distilled White Vinegar with a little bit of salt). Place your piece to be etched in the container and carefully push the hatch into place. To keep the container from rolling, sandwich it between the two wooden spoons.
When you are done dispose of the etching solution per your local codes.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Make Yourself a Quick Etching Container - , Metalwork, Texturing, quick etching container

Materials

24 Gauge Dead Soft Sterling Silver Sheet - 6 Inches
H8-24SM6
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $20.54
  • Gold Club Price: $15.41
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Tools

French Shears, Straight, 7 Inch
SHR-530.00
  • SHR-530.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $17.44
  • Gold Club Price: $13.08
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  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Texturing