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Galvanic Etching on Silver & Copper Workshop


Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm

Etching is a process by which a design is cut down into metal through acid corrosion or electrolytic action. Etching can greatly enhance the look of jewelry because its surface is covered by additional raised or depressed surface patterns. A plain piece of jewelry can easily transform into a much more elaborate piece by simply etching some surface ornamentation!

The galvanic etching process used in this workshop has several advantages to traditional acid-based etching in that the solutions used are not dangerous, the equipment is inexpensive and no gases or fumes are released! This workshop will cover how to easily make your own galvanic etching system at home. In addition, demonstrations will be given on how to use a traditional plating rectifier for etching.

Each student will leave the workshop having made pendants and earrings in copper and silver using both a homemade etching system as well as a plating rectifier.

Beginning to advanced jewelry students welcome!

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. Bring your own sack lunch or grab lunch in the area.

Fee: $150.00 per student, includes materials.
Call studio to register offline at 619-299-9619.

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Product Description

Galvanic Etching on Silver and Copper Workshop

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 10am to 6pm

A plain piece of jewelry can easily transform into a much more elaborate piece by simply etching some surface ornamentation.

Instructor: Tara Magboo

Ms. Magboo has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she discovered her love of jewelry fabrication. She continued to pursue higher education at San Diego State University for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. The interdisciplinary approach of her formal education broadened her technical abilities in a variety of materials beyond metal, such as acrylic plastic, wood, resin, and alabaster. In addition, her practical experience working in the fashion jewelry industry, as well as exhibiting her own work professionally, has brought her abilities full-circle, enabling her to become a more well-rounded instructor. Tara taught beginning through advanced jewelry making courses at the UCSD Crafts Center for almost five years and continues to teach here at Whaley Studios. She is also the sole proprietor of her own jewelry business “Magboo Jewelry Company” and sells her work at various retail shows such as Comic-Con International.


There is metered street parking. There is also a paid parking lot on the corner of 6th and Robinson. Free parking is located a couple of blocks away from our studio beginning at Pennsylvania or 3rd Avenue. Street parking is free on Sundays.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • A full refund will be issued to students if a workshop is cancelled.
  • A full refund will be issued to students if we are notified within 5 days of the start of the workshop. Please, no exceptions. Students may opt to receive a full studio credit in lieu of a refund.