Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Autumn 2011 Student work.

The Autumn jewellery class produced some nice etched work, together with some photopolymer plate / sintered silver. The yellowish etched items were in nickel silver, rolled, masked with nail varnish, then etched in ferric chloride / citric acid solution by Jenny Smit and Rebecca Gilbert. The white pieces are fine silver, the top-most one was a pressing of silver clay into a photopolymer mold made from a Greek freize design. The lower ones were silver clay pressed by Jess Winchester from commercial rubber molds.
Magda Brzezniak made the plain sterling band with a soldered section of copper tube, ready for setting a stone, in the right-hand photo.

Etched silver Sterling band