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[Source] for 12% copper backed fine silver


I saw an artist in Baltimore this past weekend that was etching
something they called “12% copper backed fine silver”. They had some
samples of the etching process mounted on foam core to show the
steps. The beginning metal was copper on one side and fine silver on
the other. The booth was so crowded that I was not able to ask (and
didn’t want to get in the way of their sales either).

Does anyone know a source for this material?

Thanks, Elizabeth


The woman you saw is my friend Carol Webb
( she has that material made for her.
I don’t know of anyone selling it in small quantity. It is like the
gold sterling bi-metal from Reactive Metals Studio but is copper
fine silver.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts



Try Reactive Metals - they have “Bi-metal sheets in copper/sterling,
shibuichi/sterling, 22k gold/sterling.” I don’t have their most
recent catalog, but I’m sure they would be most helpful to you. I did
not see fine silver/copper but you could ask.



Are you perhaps talking about mokume-gane ?

Brian Corll
Vasar Gems
1002 East Simpson Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel.: (717) 691-0286


Beth Katz of Unique Solutions in FL and who is a member of the forum,
sells fine silver backed with copper. I’m not sure if it’s 12%. I’m
not sure what is the minimum size she sells.

Donna in VA