Ok, I know this subject has had a good wookout some time previously,
but I’ll be darned if I can locate much in the archives.
I am looking for more on photoetching. I want to
"electro-chemical machine" component parts for items of jewelry. I am
looking for chemical or electro-chemical methods of doing simulated
pierce-work. Laser and waterjet cutting have already been explored
unsuccessfully. The pattern is too complex, I believe, for stamping,
or at least my skills at cutting the dies necessary.
In using PnP Blue, or similar, on sterling silver, can the etchant be
a more aggressive chemical than ferric chloride? How about nitric
Has anyone experienced patterns not adhering to the metal when using
copying services such as Kinko’s? (Apparently they are using custom
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks … Marrin Fleet