A New Love

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One of the things on my “must learn to do” list has been metal etching. I finally tried it recently and now I’m hooked! It’s a little unpredictable how each piece will turn out, but that’s part of the fun.

This is my very first attempt! I love how the design came out, but I left it in the solution a little too long and it ate away the hanging hole at the top.

Not sure what I’m going to do with this Mona Lisa yet…

This is the reverse side of the Mona Lisa piece.

“Fly Free” pendant.

“Faith is the Key” bracelet. This is my favorite piece so far, but I plan to do lots more!

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About lilruby jewelry

My name is Joan Williams and I'm a self taught jewelry designer and mixed media artist. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, and I now live in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband, son and jillions of beads - along with lots of ephemera and stuff that my packrat ancestors saved (and I'm so glad they did)! My passion is creating jewelry that bears the patina of time and travel, using a blend of new components and found objects. I'm also crazy about antiques, horses, flowers, rusty hinges and chipped paint, so you never know what I might be inspired to talk about. I hope you'll stop by from time to time to see what I'm up to! Click below to visit my Etsy shop and my Facebook page, and to see additional photos on Flickr.

5 responses »

  1. I love your first attempt. I would just glue or solder a jump ring onto the back so that the top of it shows where it’s “burned away” and wire wrap it.

  2. This technique is on my “bucket list”. ‘m happy to read about someone’s attempts to master a technique I want to try. Too often, I see blogs about “perfect” pieces. I love reading about experiments that others do. Thanks for sharing.

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