Metalsmith Essentials: Jewelry Etching on Copper (Video Download)

Create your own unique designs and textures while you master etching basics and create stunning pieces of jewelry.
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Delectable Designs and Tantalizing Textures . . .
Etch your way to beautiful handmade copper jewelry!

Take your metal jewelry making to the next level with a comprehensive introduction to jewelry etching on copper. Create your own unique designs and textures while you master etching basics and create stunning pieces of jewelry.

Join expert metalsmith and instructor Lexi Erickson in 6 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to get started. Boost your skills with tips and techniques for resist etching, forming an etched bracelet, finishing your work, and more!

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

Stay safe with tips for using your tools and materials the right way.

Learn to add dimension to your etched sheets by forming a finished bracelet.

Design your own transfers and stamps for one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Explore several techniques for etching on both flat sheet and 3-D copper beads.

And more!

Watch 95 minutes of exciting jewelry etching essentials on your own time. This ultimate etching resource allows you to start and stop when it’s convenient for you. Get a front-row seat to this master metal jewelry-making class you can watch again and again!



Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Tools & Materials
  • PNP Transfer Resist Etching
  • Rubber Stamp Resist Etching
  • Forming the Bracelet
  • Finish & Patina
  • Etching Beads
About the Author

LEXI ERICKSON is a longtime contributor to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine. Academically trained as an archaeologist and educator, she returned to school to pick up a Master’s Degree in Jewelry Design and Fabrication after taking an Intro of Metals class to help with her understanding of Bronze Age artifacts. She has been teaching art jewelry on a high school and university level for 25 years, and has received many honors and awards in both the teaching and jewelry fields. She teaches workshops and classes throughout North and South America.

SKU: EP2847

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lexi Erickson

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

a good beginning Review by Rick

I watched the entire video & it looks straightforward. Now I need to buy the equipment.

(Posted on 1/5/14)

Good fundamentals to keep for reference Review by kayjay

I like the video as it really covers the basics, so it is a great reference source. The presenter is very clear and relaxed. Nothing new that isn't on youtube, but at least it is all in one place for a good price. I did have a bit of difficulty with the download format. I have windows 8 and I had to play around a lot before it would work.

(Posted on 12/20/13)

Jewelry Etcing on Copper Review by Dale Hoffman

I've been etching for more than three years now. I was hoping this DVD would be a little more than beginner. Having said that I did get a couple of things out of it that I didn't know, the 3M finishing papers, they are fantastic. I'm so addicted to them now. And using the burnisher on the edges. Wow! Now I'm looking for a very wide burnisher. I'm hoping Lexie puts out an advanced Etching DVD as she does a great job and even though I knew most of it, I loved it just the same.

(Posted on 10/5/11)

Metalsmith Essentials: Jewelry Etching on Copper (Download) (EP2847) Review by Dick Stromberg

Lexi Erickson is a master teacher. Her presentation is well organized and clear. She has a gentle, comfortable, you-can-do-it type of personality. Anything she does will get an immediate second look from me. How about some downloadable stone setting lessons from her?

(Posted on 10/5/11)