I have a friend who makes hand stamped jewelry, stamping words or
symbols into 1mm thick sterling. She occasionally needs to etch hand
written words into sterling and has been having trouble with that. I
haven’t etched anything since 1978 and so I have been no help at
How do people do it? It seems like when she uses PnP paper she gets
sort of an irregular edge rather than a really crisp edge along the
lines of the letters. She also hasn’t found a way to to sharpen up
the signature image itself in Photoshop to remove the irregular
edge. Any tips for that, and for the whole process, would be very
I think people also do it in metal clay. That’s not how she it
trying to do it, but I am interested in how they do that as well.
Are they making a stamp to replicate a hand written word? If so, how
do you do that?
Thanks for the help!