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Etching Round Objects

  • B170519
  • Instructor: Kim O'Neill
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Tue. June 6
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Class Fee: $189.00
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Description:
Transferring copy onto round objects for etching can be a bit tricky. Students will learn the techniques to successfully put numbers, words, and artwork onto a cylinder using common office supplies. With this technique, we will transform two sizes of copper pipe found at the hardware store into statement beads to be worn vertically or horizontally.
Students will Learn:
How to get copy onto a cylinder with common office supply materials; how to prepare metal to etch and keep the inside of the cylinder from getting etched; how to clean metal after its etched; patina techniques; proper disposal of chemicals; wire-wrapping embellishments to add bling.
Prerequisites:
Must have good dexterity and hand/eye coordination since it’s a bit tricky to get copy onto a round object.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Assorted beads, cutters, metal files, paper, pen, reading glasses, StazOn ink pad and bottle refill, two small and thin empty prescription bottles with lids. Optional: Rubber stamps if you have them.
Pliers:
Flatnose standard, standard roundnose.
Materials in Kit:
Copper metal pipe in two sizes; jump rings handmade by teacher; 16-, 20-gauge copper wire; accent beads; wooden dowel; all materials/supplies and copy to etch pipe in class; ball chain; sandpaper.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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