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Bakeneko
« on: August 14, 2012 07:39:57 PM »

I made some wildlife silhouette pendants the other day.  They are my favorite things I have etched since I moved to Michigan.  A nice deep smooth etch.  I think it was because the weather was so hot. I am going to try a hot water bath for my etchant solution now that it has cooled off a bit.











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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012 08:05:43 PM »

These are seriously awesome.  I like the rough edge to some of the etchings -- gives character and texture -- and it's a very smooth color.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012 08:14:26 PM »

THose are awesome.  Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012 10:58:25 PM »

Those are fantastic etches.  Would you mind sharing how you do your etching?  I tried a few times and mine do not turn out well.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012 06:27:14 AM »

Wow. These are just lovely. Well done!
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Bakeneko
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012 01:20:44 PM »

I learned to etch on craftster.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21340.0

Now I use this solution
http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-using-Ferric-Chloride-etchant!--A-better-etc/

All my results arent this good. I have a lot of failure.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012 06:34:32 PM »

Thanks for sharing - I have seen that instructable, but though the ferric chloride method may be easier.  But I have been disappointed in the results a couple of times now, so may bite the bullet and use the one you are recommending!
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012 07:13:58 PM »

Good luck etching! I can't wait to see what your results are?

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012 09:12:19 AM »

Totally - acid burns scare me!
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012 08:20:19 AM »

I love the bear and the wolf designs especially, but they're all really lovely  Smiley
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