Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Orbital Blu

 A fun modern piece that drapes the neck so well. I was very pleased with this etch as it went pretty deep. I am still trying to figure out why some pieces etch deeper than others. I thought it was a timing thing but not always, I would love to hear about your experience with etching. I am using the peroxide and muriatic acid combination.

You can find this piece in my Flapyourwings Etsy shop.

...and thanks to Terah Ware from facebook who picked out the name for this piece.


  1. I love this design Judy! It's so contemporary, and the blue fits so well! I have fallen in love with etching, but I use the Radio Schack PCB etchant...it seems pretty consistent, but I couldn't tell you anything else about it!

  2. Love this very contemporary piece. I love how you can do both that vintage and contemporary twist in your designs and have it all look like you!

    I've had similar issues with both the Radio Shack and the muriatic acid formula. Worse with the muriatic acid. I'm thinking I might try increasing the acid part of the formula. I do think that overall I get a better and finer etch with the muriatic acid formula. Sometimes it just takes a while. Keep in touch. I'd love to hear anything you've got to say about the etching process.

  3. I don't etch so I don't have any experience with that, but I wanted to tell you that necklace is stunning! Blue is my very favorite color in the world and my eye just naturally focuses on it!

  4. I love this necklace! I use the Radio Shack Etchant as well, and I have definitely had mixed results. I tried to etch quite a bit of copper and brass pieces one time, and they would not etch for anything. I left thein for hours. I have since tried to only do a few pieces in one solution at a time, but I still haven't figured out the key to it! I'll be interested to see if any one has any other insight into it.