Saturday, September 24, 2011

Workshops in Lander, WY

I'm going to be doing several workshops in Lander in October. The first one is Oct. 1, 2011, and it will be an Egyptian coiled bracelet. All the tools will be supplied and you'll take your finished project home that day.

On October 15, 2011 I'll be doing a class on introductory etching on metal. This is a fun workshop and we won't be using caustic acid, but instead a mordant that is generally used to dye textiles. There won't be anything to memorize and the projects are simple to make. All the supplies are included in the cost.

With this one we'll be doing direct resist methods, which means you draw on your own patterns. It does not mean you need to be any kind of an artist! You can write a name or draw a stick figure, and you'll be amazed at how well it looks on metal. Etching is also useful for the guys who want to do PCBs for their electronic projects.

This isn't a full-fledged workshop course on etching, but more of a laid-back and fun class. You'll have great projects to take home!

You can register for the classes through Central Wyoming College. Click on Non-Credit Courses for the Fall Schedule at this link:


  1. The etching on these is spectacular! And the etched and pierced ones are beyond spectacular!

  2. Thanks Ditz! These etched ones were made using both acetate overhead transparency and PnP. Ferric chloride etches about anything other than silver or gold; ferric nitrate etches only silver. I wrote several articles for Lapidary Journal years ago, and have taught many workshops using these protocols. There is now a lot of material out there on etching for jewelry. Anymore it's pretty easy to etch for jewelry. Try it--you'll like it!