Salt water etching and Belt Buckles by Jesse Bert

Workshop  /  Technics   ShortCourses  /  03 Aug 2018  -  05 Aug 2018
Published: 09.04.2018
Jesse Bert. Piece: Furnace in Pozos, 2013. Bronze, silver, turquoise, copper repurposed materials.. 8,9 x 7 cm. Photo by: Jesse Bert. Jesse Bert
Piece: Furnace in Pozos, 2013
Bronze, silver, turquoise, copper repurposed materials.
8,9 x 7 cm
Photo by: Jesse Bert
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Unbuckle the intricacies of belt buckles through material dimension with the use of salt water etching.
In this workshop each student will complete a stunning belt buckle using a clean and elegant mechanism method. Explore the many possibilities of creating unique surface textures and 3-D low relief using salt water etching. The buckle mechanism will be attached to the back plate by rivets, then finished by embellishing the front side with etched panels, or other dynamic materials. Besides the etched components students might consider the use of hard-wood, plastic, or found objects.

Salt-Water etching is a wonderful, versatile, non-toxic technique that is easy to use once you understand the basic process. Any image that can be drawn on the surface of the metal can be etched. This technique does not work directly with silver, but transfers can be made using the rolling mill once primary plates are etched.


Jesse Bert

Dates and price

When: August 3-5, Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Tuition: $595 + kit fee TBD - Payment plans available | Kit fees paid last day of class

Reserve your spot today by calling the Creative Side | Jewelry Academy of Austin (+1) 512-799-0731 or feel free to email us with any questions at
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Janice Weisler. Piece: Untitled, 2016. Brass, acrylic, copper.. 6.3 x 5 cm. Photo by: Jesse Bert. Janice Weisler
Piece: Untitled, 2016
Brass, acrylic, copper.
6.3 x 5 cm
Photo by: Jesse Bert
© By the author. Read Copyright.