October 13, 2012 "Make Your Mark" Etching Class at Benicia Beads.
What a fun group!!! The class was only 3 hours, though we hung around longer and Carol, the shop owner had to remind us that it was over.
Maria, Kathryn & Diane started cutting metal See how safety-conscious they were? All were wearing their sexy safety glasses.
After learning about filings, sanding, resists and ferric chloride, the gals created way cool metal charms. And they surprised themselves with the results. Using Sharpie markers and/or rubber stamps, they etched their design into the copper or brass, then antiqued their piece with stinky liver of sulfur. Whew! Did we laugh about the smell!
Their teacher had fun too!
And I thank Carol & Grace at Benicia Beads for the lovely full-o-treasures store, their assistance to set up & take down, and their support and enthusiasm! You gals ROCK!