In this workshop we will examine three different ways to bring surface decoration
to your jewelry creations.
Etching is a technique where acid is used to create textures and designs on metal.
By protecting some surfaces and exposing other areas to the bite of the acid, raised
and recessed areas in graphic arrangements are achieved.
Reticulation is a surface texture resembling topography. It is achieved by establishing
a fine silver coating around a sheet of sterling silver. With concentrated heating,
the surface of the metal buckles leaving a beautiful uneven surface.
Patination decorates metal surfaces with color. Through varied chemical reactions
colors such as black, blue, green, red and even purple can be achieved.