Hence, lace week.
Metal etching is the trend of the moment in Funky Monkey Studio and I have just learned to print with lace (check back tomorrow for that tutorial), so I combined them into a great new design. So exciting!
|Lace-etched copper plaques riveted onto a bangle with a|
|The plaques spent 30 minutes in the ferric chloride bath.|
I use recycled take-out container for the bath. The tape on the edges
of the bowl suspends the metal just barely in the acid.
|After coming out of the bath and having a quick rinse, you can see the|
lace pattern. I polished the pieces, used the Dremel to round the corners,
and oxidized them in liver of sulfur.
|Using my French Shears, I cut the bangle blank. I used the|
Dremel to round the corners and texture the piece.
I used the sanding block to smooth the edges.
|Formed and ready to wear. I used both the bracelet mandrel|
and the bracelet-bending pliers to achieve the finished
fit and look.