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Topic: My first Hand Etched Spoon Pendant ^_^  (Read 6212 times)
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Oralabora
« on: September 14, 2012 07:46:57 PM »



I always wanted to hand etch metal with my Dremel but until now I didn't know how to do it or what metal to use. I normally etch on glass but recently I noticed that spoon jewelry has become very popular so I thought it would be a great idea to etch and paint on the spoons. I looked and I looked and I looked but I could not find any one who was etching spoons with a Dremel so I wasn't sure if it could be done. So I thought I am am just going to try to etch a spoon and see what turns out. I will admit it was scary lol because etching metal with a Dremel is not like etching glass. It is a little more challenging and my heart was beating fast. My first few pieces turned out pretty good then I made this one and I looooove it ^_^ Now that I know what to expect and I still have all my fingers I can't wait to make more. I hope you like it ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012 07:56:22 PM »

Very cute! Will you be posting a tutorial? Bet I'm not the only one curious about your procedure.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012 08:13:02 PM »

Thank you... Wow I never thought about doing a tutorial. lol I only did a few so far. I am still working on my process but I will give making a tutorial a lot of thought. Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012 11:54:22 PM »

This is lovely.  I love the little flowers and the way you wrapped a crystal round the handle with wire.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012 12:22:25 AM »

Thank you very much ^_^
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012 05:13:12 AM »

This is VERY nice! What kind of paint did you use on it? Did you poly or top coat it as well?
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012 05:43:35 PM »

Thank you... I only etched and used enamel paint. I tested it and it don't wash off so I am happy ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012 09:48:01 AM »

wow I applaud you that came out really nice. I think the spoon shape lends itself well to jewelry because of the shape. You have really stepped it up a notch now. I only have one suggestion, it would look really nice with a ribbon/and or leather cord, maybe in the same color as the flowers the red that would really complete it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012 05:20:05 PM »

Wooow Thank you for the suggestion. That is a great idea. I am going to try ribbon and a cord to see which one I like best ^_^ I never done this before so this is all new to me. Thanks again for the tip.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012 10:20:27 PM »

great and don't be afraid to mix it up use both a ribbon and a leather cord together, or ribbon and chain, ribbon and fabric cord so many possibilities. since the pendant is big, use  several small cords combos together or one bigger cord to balance it out. Depending on the diameter of the cords, you can go from 1-3 cords for the necklace part. Cant wait to see more you make. So lovely. And I hope I am not over stepping my boundaries, but the crystal on the top maybe use a color from the enamels a red crystal?
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