Erin “ELM” Harris | A Scent-imental Vessel: Etched Hollow Form with Friction Fit Lid | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 9 am until 4:30 pm


A hollow vessel, ready to be filled.  What will you choose to contain?

Will it hold perfume, seeds for sowing, bubbles, or fairy dust?  Choose to fill it with scent or sentiment.

Basic overview:

In this project, students will learn to etch sterling silver, construct a hollow form with a friction fit lid and set a calibrated cabochon.

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Instructor: Erin “ELM” Harris

Date of Class: February 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 am until 4:30 pm

Class Fee: $165

Student Level: All

Type: project-oriented

Kit Fee: $60* (payable to instructor at class time)

*Kit fee may vary a bit due to fluctuating prices of precious metals.


1.5 x 1.5” 22ga sterling sheet for vessel (x2)

sterling tube, various sizes

calibrated gemstone

sterling bezel cup

16 gauge wire

1.5” sterling rolo chain

sterling strip

PCB Paper transfer images

Ferric Nitrate etching solution and disposal supplies

Liver of sulphur

Use of instructor’s tools and consumables

Instructor will have the following for use in class:

Fully equipped soldering stations (flux, solder, pics, torch, etc)

Binding wire

Various pliers



Ring mandrel (2)

Rawhide mallet

Bezel setting punches

Dapping block (wood) and punches

Hoop mandrel

Flex shaft or rotary tool with needed accessories (drill bits, sanding materials, etc)

Pickle and liver of sulphur

Sanding materials

Dead blow hammer


Mitre jig


Fuel for torches

All chemicals and compounds to clean, patina and polish

All chemicals and compounds for etching and clean up.

Student Supply List

Bench pin

Saw with 2/0 or 3/0 blades (for 22 gauge metal)

File to clean metal edges

Chain nose pliers

Rawhide mallet


Optional Supply List

Mitre jig

Wood dapping block and punches

Ring mandrel or hoop mandrel (for body of vessel)

Work light and extension cord

magnifiers such as Optivisor

Instructor Email Address:

Instructor Website:  




Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!