13 August 2009

new etched copper sheet

hi girls!!
this morning.. an other etched piece.. but this time.. a big one.. after i will cut little pieces..

magical again!!

and these 2 little charms.. they will be buterflies body i think... who knows??
I noted the tutorial (which I slightly modified) on an old magazine "step by step wire"

thanks for looking...


TesoriTrovati said...

That is oh so pretty! I love the etching...I took a class on etching at the Bead & Button show this June, but the chemicals make me nervous. What did you use?
Enjoy the day!

sharon said...

This is the prettiest thing I have ever ever seen Esther......ohhhhhh, sooooooo beautiful, I LOVE IT!!!
Chemicals make me nervous too!! Tell us how you did it, or is there a tutorial???? Your charms will be beautiful butterfly bodies!! YOU ROCK my friend!! Hugs!!

Mari Aparicio said...

Que hermoso!!!! Yo nunca he trabajado metales. Es impresionante!!! Imagino que debe ser un trabajo muy grande!!Espero que nos dejes ver pronto las mariposas!

Jan said...

beautiful etching Esther - magical effect. I love the little 'butterflies as well'
I am away for 5 days in the caravan from tomorrow - will speak to you next week when I get back
Lots of love
Jan xxx

Cindy said...

I never know what I'll find when I visit your beautiful blog....but it's always something wonderfully different. Your etched metal turned out so pretty, as well as the wire links. You could surely be an instructor if you wanted to...and would have many students like me! :-)

lilibulle said...

thank you dear artistic friends! you are very gentle with your little French!
sharon, I use the percholur of iron to etch the copper, I find in computer's shops(to print circuits) or by correspondence, with the burning material to the "heavy water" in french, "eaux fortes", a very old way of etch !
all i'v learnd is in the Stephanie lee's boock . here you have the link:http://www.amazon.com/Semiprecious-Salvage-Creating-Found-Jewelry/dp/1600610196/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250186357&sr=8-1
or tyhis one.. so so less expensive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1600610196/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1250186357&sr=8-1&condition=new

and herblog: http://stephanielee.typepad.com/

I would like to speak more about , but my English is not quite good.. enouth! thank you very much! je vous embrasse!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Oh my G... Just amazing result. The stamps you used are just the right ones. Love, love them, really. You made a great job sweety.

Chemical doesn't make me nervous, what makes me nervous is the fact that i can't find the etchant product more easily!!!

The future buterflies will be beautiful with the Deryn Mentock's method for wings. Have you seen it ?
Beautiful antiqued copper too.


lilibulle said...

yes i've seen!! mais j'ais envie de remplir du fil de fer avec de la résine, pour alleger.. puis peut etre je laisserais comme ça d'ailleurs lol!! merci copine!! bisous

ISA said...

Que de jolies gravures et si bien mises en valeur !
C'est moi qui vais venir prendre des cours !!!
Et.. perles baroques et fil, super !
Love love love

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Wow! Wow! I had to say it two times! Wow! Ok, three times. Your talents never cease, do they? Spectacular!

Narrative jewelry said...

Sais tu que tu es activement recherchée par notre amie Keirsten Giles de Cerebral dillettante. Elle a écrit un article sur nous deux. Elle t'a perdue de sa liste de followers.

Cours y vite ma lillibulle.