Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Etched Jewelry Designs and Tutorials by Espirit Mystique

I am constantly amazed at how generous so many artisans are. Not only do they take the time to explain how to make jewelry but they introduce people to new techniques. Such is the case with Tuscon based Virginia Vivier who is the artisan behind Espirit Mystique.  She makes gorgeous stamp and etched jewelry such as this Mayan bracelet.  Virginia traveled a lot and visited many countries which accounts for her ancient civilization inspirations.



Her fine silver and gold filled backed petroglyph spirit pendant - an inspiration from the Old Pueblo Southwestern diety, the "Master of Animals" - absolutely stunning.


These are her Aztec trilogy spirit earrings:


Impressed? If you want to learn, check out her blog for the tutorials on how to create acid etched designs.  Otherwise, I highly recommend you visit her store on Etsy!

Part I Design transfer for acid etched brass, silver and copper jewelry
Part II & III Acid etching on brass and copper metal for jewelry making
Part IV DIY Etching on silver for jewelry using ferric nitrate

Via

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4 comments :

Bev's Jewelry said...

What beautiful and inspirational pieces. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for the tutorials to you all.

Azure Islands Designs said...

Wow...these pieces are gorgeous!!! These are the kinds of things I wear!!! Simple, elegant but make a bold statement...

I'm going to have to stop by Virginia's blog...
Thanks for sharing...
Cheers

Espirit Mystique said...

via Etsy :

Oh my! What a nice surprise to learn of your most kind gesture. Thank you so very much for taking the time to write that complimentary blog.

I truly enjoy sharing techniques in hopes of getting more creative folks involved in jewelry making. I fear that the love of making jewelry is declining in North America due to the price of gold and Asian competition. Young folks seem to be more interested in high tech careers than creating beautiful things with their hands.

I am just "paying forward" some of the help I have received along the way.

Warmly, from Tucson, AZ (it's 86 degrees today!)

Virginia Vivier

Joan at LTD Beads said...

Thanks, Pearl and Virginia, for providing this wonderful tutorial.

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