The Process of Etching Silver
There are a number of ways to etch silver. I wanted to ??? in my studio, so I use a ferric nitrate solution to etch my designs into the silver. Ferric nitrate is also known as a ferric salt and is much safer than traditional acid etching. This etching process takes considerably longer to create a deep etch than other methods, but I find the finished product has much cleaner and deeper lines than other processes.