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Etched Metal Jewelry

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The stippling and etching tool for Curio is finally here! Let me tell you guys: it’s amazing!

 

Etched Metal Jewelry with Silhouette Curio™ | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

My mind was spinning with things I wanted to make, but I figured I should start with a simple project. I rounded up a few metal stamping blanks and picked the sketched camera design.

Etched Metal Jewelry with Silhouette Curio™ | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

I didn’t expect my first project to be a success, but it was! It works a lot like the sketch pens, but instead of sketching you’re etching.

Etched Metal Jewelry with Silhouette Curio™ | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

To get the right placement for the metal blanks I used the same placement trick I shared here. Curio etches quickly and leaves you with an incredibly detailed design. I am blown away by the precision on this 1 inch piece of metal.

Etched Metal Jewelry with Silhouette Curio™ | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

If you’re gifting any handmade jewelry, don’t forget to break out your Curio, CAMEO, or Portrait to make it even more presentable. You can find a variety of jewelry box designs in the Silhouette Design Store.

Etched Metal Jewelry with Silhouette Curio™ | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

Happy etching!

Analisa

Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

Blade

6 in. x 8.5 in. Curio base kit

Silhouette Curio™

Curio Stippling & Etching tool

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7 comments

  1. Oh the gifting opportunities! This looks like a simple project. Now, I just need a Curio (maybe for Christmas?)

    1. I make a ton of handmade gifts for family. I’m so excited to have Curio by my side this year! I definitely think you should put one on your wishlist Dawn:)

  2. This looks great, and it would be really nice to have some more details on this. What settings did you use (can’t see on screen shot)? Did you have to repeat the cut multiple times and if so how many? How are the platforms set up? What kind of blanks are these exactly and where do you get them? Did you put anything on the etched part when done? I notice it looks like its a different color than the blank surface. Thx!

    1. Thanks Kay! Hopefully I can answer all of your questions.

      I used the preset settings for metal etching sheets. I thought it would be a good place to start, and it ended up working perfectly! I used the platforms that setting suggested.

      I did not have to repeat the cut. I may try it in the future though just to see if it makes a difference.

      You should be able to find these blanks at any craft store that carries jewelry making supplies. Honestly, these were the most inexpensive ones because I wanted to get comfortable with etching before using the higher quality metal blanks. That’s probably why the etched image has a sightly different color than the surface of the blank. Now that I know how easy it is, I’m looking forward to experimenting with nicer blanks. I hope that helps!Thanks Kay! Hopefully I can answer all of your questions.

      I used the preset settings for metal etching sheets. I thought it would be a good place to start, and it ended up working perfectly! I used the platforms that setting suggested.

      I did not have to repeat the cut. I may try it in the future though just to see if it makes a difference.

      You should be able to find these blanks at any craft store that carries jewelry making supplies. Honestly, these were the most inexpensive ones because I wanted to get comfortable with etching before using the higher quality metal blanks. That’s probably why the etched image has a sightly different color than the surface of the blank. Now that I know how easy it is, I’m looking forward to experimenting with nicer blanks. I hope that helps!

  3. This turned out awesome, Analisa! I will have to add metal stamping blanks to my craft-store shopping list, now. 🙂

    1. Thanks Kelly! Etching with Curio has totally lived up to my expectations 🙂

  4. Love this look! Need to give it a try since I just got my curio yesterday. I figured to color the metal with alcohol inks too.

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