Hello everyone. I have three questions about achieving various
textures in metals.
What is the best way to achieve a grid-like texture that is
slightly varied, wavy, uneven? I am thinking of what a piece of
cheesecloth or cotton gauze looks like when it is repositioned and
twisted a little. I imagine taking a piece of plastic netting like
the kind of thing vegggies are wrapped in and pressing it into the
wax might be one solution.
What is the technique where bi-colored metals are used, one to
draw patterns on top of the other (with very slight or no height
differences), almost as though the surface has been spray painted? I
saw something that looked like like the design had been applied in
gold (to a darker metal surface) as though it had been mixed with
fine sand to achieve a grainy look within the design itself. Quite
Can anyone explain how the etching process works in goldsmithing?
I do fine art etchings (my life outside jewelry) and can easily see a
possible continuity here of my own techniques…
Many thanks from springtime in Chicago
Birch Tree Studio