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Instructor: Aisha Formanski
Technique(s): Metalwork
Level: All Levels
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Etching has been around for hundreds of years and is now as popular as ever! Instructor Aisha Formanski will teach you the basics of etching copper, brass and nickel silver with ferric chloride. If you can draw the design, she will show you how to preserve it in metal forever! She covers how to; clean your metal, resists, etching safely and finishing your pieces. This technique offers endless design options.

This class has a run time of 15 minutes.

We DO NOT recommend etching aluminum. Pewter is a good metal for etching, though it only needs to sit in the solution for ~10 minutes.
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Excellent video! I went to a copper jewelry class several years ago and one of the techniques that we learned was etching. I bought the PCB solution a while ago but haven't used it yet because I couldn't quite remember the steps. Thank you for the refresher! I am so excited!
I know the PCB won't work on sterling but will it work on aluminum?
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We tested etching aluminum and do not recommend it. The solution causes a strong chemical reaction that can be dangerous. We also tested etching pewter and it works beautifully! You only need to leave the pewter in the solution for about 10 minutes. 

03/13/2015
Sara Ballard
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Lovely! I've seen a lot of videos about etching on the net, but this was the best. By far!
03/20/2015
Gillian
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Thank you, this is going to be fun! I liked the idea of using the large stamp for a larger area so I can use the sheet for a different project. ?
04/02/2015
Margie
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Another great video from Beaducation. Aisha presents information straightforwardly and demystifies some aspects of this craft that I have wanted to try out for years. Now I will - the instruction provides great advice and helps you see you can do it too. Can't wait to try it!
11/20/2015
Denise, Ottawa, Canada
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This was a really great tutorial - very clear, great videography, written instructions to back up what was shown. Info is made very accessible. I'm excited to try it! Thank you!
12/26/2015
Paula
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Thanks for a very clear and concise tutorial. I have been wanting to try this and purchased the materials but always felt a little intimidated about it. Your video has me ready to conquers my fears and create some new beautifully etched pieces. ?~L
02/11/2016
Liz