Making of a silverpoint


 

1. You need a 2 mm cluch pencil.     

 

 

Clutch pencil by AMAZON (please click on picture)

 


2. Get 2 mm thick silver wire (999 fine silver)  at : www.schmuckclub.de

 

3. Cut a 5 cm long piece from the wire.

 

4.  Grind the two ends of the wire into shape. (Abrasive paper 180-220 grit).

 

5. There are 3 different possibilities of grinding:

 

a) Grind one end of the wire to a point (for outlines, hatching and cross-hatching.

   

    

b) Grind the other end of the wire to a rounding (for colouring by circular movements).

    

 

Alternativ:

c) Grinding of a bevel (this can be used to create wide or narrow lines with one tip - depending on the pen position.

   

    


 

 

 

 

 

 

abrasive board at AMAZON (please click on picture)


 

 

A pencil case (here: made of pear wood) is recommended for storing the silverpoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pen case at AMAZON (Please click on picture)