Imagery on Die Formed Silver: Part 1 Etching with Elizabeth Lyne

Wednesday, August 23, 2023; 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thursday, August 24, 2023; 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

In Person

Cost: $525

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Cost: $435

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Elizabeth Lyne is inspired by graceful forms and patterns in nature – soft lines and swirls of feathers and fur, flower petals and butterfly wings. She has brought those impressions to her jewelry by expanding on methods of etching to create a unique process. She controls and duplicates her results to provide deep texture and detail to make her jewelry come alive.

Jayne Redman is known for her unusual way of working with metal in three dimensions, often using multiples of the same shape to convey a single idea. Using nature as her inspiration she considers combinations of form and function, integrating mechanics with design and applying innovative engineering methods. She has perfected the process of quickly duplicating shapes by cutting them out with blanking dies and then forming those shapes with tools and jigs of her invention. 

Jayne and Elizabeth have combined their knowledge in these workshops: Imagery on Die Formed Silver, Parts 1 and 2.

In Part 1: Etching, students will learn how to transform their own drawings, photos, or imagery from copyright-free sources, into high contrast, black & white images that are ideal for etching.  We will be utilizing a scanner, a computer with image editing software (instructions for Windows and Mac computers will be provided), and a laser printer to prepare the images. Students will also receive instruction on how to create images manually using oil-based pens. They will then etch their images onto silver using an electro-etching process with cupric nitrate.

The results of this workshop are perfect to continue over into Part 2: Forming

If you register for both Part 1 and Part 2, you receive a 10% discount on both classes! Use the code DR34MT3AM! at checkout!

This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class. Please check this page for times and formats available.


A kit of materials for this class is $110 for in-person, $120 for online and purchaseable directly from Jayne Redman.


Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have their own tools (see the list of tools below).  Feel free to contact us with any questions. 

  • Students with access to a laptop computer should bring one and can download the free image editing program called Gimp or Photoshop.


Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)

A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

  • Laptop computer with either Photoshop or the free image editing program called Gimp installed
  • Safety Glasses and eye magnification if needed
  • Copyright-free books of drawings or your own drawings or images
  • Laser printer or copier with toner (or access to one at a Staples, FedEx Office or similar location)
  • T Shirt press or laminator for PnP transfer (note: a hot plate or iron can also work, but are less reliable)  
  • Rectifier 
  • Scanner if you want to scan artwork into the computer
  • Cone shaped coffee filter holder
  • Melitta brand cone shaped coffee paper coffee filters #4 size
  • Duct tape or electrical tape
  • Nail polish remover 
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Distilled water


Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.



Basic metalworking skills are required (sawing, drilling ,soldering, filing, and flexshaft use). 


Elizabeth Lyne (Guest)

If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded. For staff instructor classes, students have access to the recordings for one year. For guest instructors, access is 30 days. 

If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.

International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.

If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).

Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.

For classes that include work time, online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration. Some classes, like our short demo only classes, don't require tools or materials to attend. 

We remain committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible while continuing to move forward and adapt to the current circumstances for our in person classes and open studios.

We recommend that in person students be vaccinated, but it's not required. 

Face masks are encouraged while at the school, but no longer required. Students must bring a particulate face mask (N95, KN95, KF94 or similar) to protect against dust and particles when needed and required during class work time.

If you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms that could be COVID, or feel ill, please don't come to class. Contact us for more information. 

And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait. 

If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases, 

Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class. 

If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss. 

Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us. 

If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.

Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.

If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.

Upcoming Schedule

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