Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Texturing Sheet Silver suggestion?


#1

would leather stamps work? these are available in all kinds of
shapes.


#2

Yes, leather stamps do work. My students have used them on
copper in the classroom. Obviously, anneal for best results.
Carole


#3

Leather stamps will work ok if they are steel. You should
probably heat temper the metal before using.

Cheers
Virginia Lyons


#4

That’s a big yes! Also… try using a big, ugly, nasty, rusty
piece of steel… or chunck of rail road rail. You need big,
deep sharp pits. Hammer your silver sheet on there for a
’hammered’ texture. Clean the loose rust off the steel with a
wire brush. Hammer, then cut your silver… tumble… beautiful!
:slight_smile: :slight_smile: Have fun, Red


#5

The steel may not be harnened so the stamps my lose their
definition after a wee while. Rather, buy hardened steel stamps
from Thunderbird Thunderbird http://www.tbscorp.com/ ph +1 505
722 4323 or 1-800-545-7968 ext 17.

I just discovered them. Nice range of stamps.

Brian

B r i a n A d a m J e w e l l e r y E y e w e a r
brian@adam.co.nz ph/fx +64 9 817 6816 NEW ZEALAND
http://www.adam.co.nz/ Wed 04th August 1999


#6

I haven’t seen this yet, so I’ll bring it up. Instead of
torturing your beautiful sterling silver, you can punch, pierce,
hammer, burn, etch, or doodle a pattern, on a similar sized sheet
of copper or brass and roll them together. (annealed, of
course). Frances

Visit me or “beam me up” at:
http://members.toast.net/frangro//index.html