Come and see our new etchings
Our head Designer Avril Manderson has been perfecting the art of silver etching for many years. Finally, she has got round to adding a touch of etched magic to the Fresh Fleeces collection. Working with international artists, we have launched the first few pieces of a new range of etched silver jewellery.
Silver is etched by first masking areas of the silver to provide protection to the metal. The silver sheet is then submerged in a bath of aicd that eats away any uncovered areas. This process is a delivate balancing act...not long enough in the bath and the image won't be deep enough, while too long can mean the silver is entirely dissolved.
Once the piece has been removed and cleaned, the sheet of silver can then be formed into pieces of jewellery. Areas that have been etched are then darkened by oxidising the silver and a brushed finish is the perfect way to bring the piece to life.
Each piece is handmade and the details will vary slightly from piece to piece. You can be sure your etched Fresh Fleeces jewellery is a one-of-a-kind to treasure forever!
The first two pieces are now online, with more to follow soon.
"Fresh Fleeces is a company specialising in handmade silver jewellery based on sheep and other countryside animals. Based in Northern Ireland, our team of talented silversmiths make the entire Fresh Fleeces range of jewellery by hand. Our jewellery is the perfect sheep gift for someone special. We offer insured delivery as standard and ship orders worldwide."
- AVRIL WILKINS