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Topic: My first Hand Etched Spoon Pendant ^_^  (Read 7072 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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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012 11:23:08 PM »

No you are not over stepping boundaries. You are very helpful. I probably should have used the red bead on top of this one. I used the clear one because I was using soooo much red in the other ones I made. With this one I thought I should just mix it up a bit and use the clear bead. Also I didn't want to take away from the daisy image itself. I wanted the eyes to go directly to the daisies. But I will use the red beads with the daisies next time. I will be doing more tomorrow. I like the red bead too. Thank you.... I also like your idea of mixing ribbon and cords but I am a little nervous about doing that. Don't you think it might be a little over the top? I used chain because weeeellll honestly because that is how I seen the other spoon jewelry put together by other jewelry makers. I could take a chance and stand out even more then I am with the ribbon and cord. I'll just experiment with it and see how I can work it out. This is still all new to me. Thanks again for all the helpful tips. I appreciate it ^_^
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012 12:07:22 AM »

I see what you are talking about. I like the ribbon and the cord... I tried the ribbon and the cord together just now. I like it a lot. It don't seem to be over the top at all and it fits well with the spoon. I have to buy better ribbon and cord to really make it look nice but so far I like it. Thanks a lot again for the tip ^_^
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2012 12:40:19 AM »

Cool I saw your first post first, then was going to say try it you will visually see it is it is right, but you did that already lol!!! You will know, but you have to see it with your eyes first, then your creative mind will say yes that is right or no that sucks lol!!!. And like I said it depends on the diameter of the cord, chain, the ribbon or lace and of course the color, to make it right, if you use too thick of a ribbon and cord for the piece it would not work. The size of the material is what is going to make it or break it. Seems like you may have it though. It is all about balance. Experiment with different widths, mix medium with small, small with more small, or one bold big one that will not compete with the pendant. And I see your concern about using a red bead that bead is very big compared to the flower, so maybe a smaller bead. If you go smaller with the bead, you may be able to use more then one bead in that area.  Sorry I am over stepping my boundaries again the more I look at it the more I like the clear bead. I think the chain is throwing my brain off. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012 01:21:48 AM »

Ooo wooow you are very helpful ^_^ I completely understand every thing you are saying. I will experiment and see what I can do and I have smaller beads so I will use those as well. ALL KINDS  of design are running through my head right now. Thank you soo so much. I can't wait to get started in the morning. I will keep you up dated on what I came up with. Thanks a lot again. You are a lot of help ^_^
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2012 04:18:18 PM »

Very pretty!  I really love etching spoons with a Dremel, to.
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2012 01:43:00 PM »

your pendant turned out great! 
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012 04:55:18 PM »

Looooooove the etching! I have been experimenting with spoons and was thinking I would try etching one. What type of tip did you use? I would love to see a tutorial too! Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2012 10:15:42 AM »

This is really pretty.  I like the addition of the clear crystal because it doesn't jump out, your eye kind of catches it last and its a wonderful touch!
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2012 12:17:37 PM »

This is very cool! I would definitely love to see a tutorial and the other pendants you have done so far!
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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2012 12:07:36 PM »

Well, I've never seen etching on a spoon before either, but you have something great going on here!  Love the results.
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2013 09:12:31 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013 10:57:23 PM »

Great job...I would also be interested in a tutorial on this. It turned out beautiful.
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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013 12:37:56 PM »

Congrats on being one of the best from 2012! Your project is lovely! I've never etched spoons before, but your work is truly inspiring! Cheers!

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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2013 07:23:47 PM »

This is beautiful.  Very talented!
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Very simple and sweet, love it!
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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2014 05:03:26 PM »

Great idea! What dremel bit did you use?
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« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2014 09:28:15 AM »

Love this! I've thought about etching metal with my dremel before too, but scared to try it.
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