Etching Madness

Ever since I made my Tarot Inspired necklace, I have been consumed by a desire to etch images I love.  Lucky for me, I can draw but when I want a really fine line drawing, I call upon my talented daughter Sam.  She can create amazing illustrations using only fine lines right onto metal!!!

Sam drew this fabulous Chinese dragon onto a brass metal blank for me.

Sam's drawing with a Sharpie

Sam’s drawing with a Sharpie

IMG_8067 IMG_8069I then etched the bracelet with Ferric Chloride

etched bracelet

etched bracelet

IMG_8084 IMG_8085I love this!  I don’t think I can sell this one.  I have to get Sam to draw another.

My own drawing is not as clean and fine but I think it turned out OK in this necklace.

My own drawing etched on brass

My own drawing etched on brass

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This Phoenix rising out the ashes is an important symbol to me and I find myself wanting to create meaningful images more and more often.  Since I can’t keep everything I create, I’ll have to impose on my daughter to duplicate this one for me as well –  Sam…………..can you do me a favor?


About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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14 Responses to Etching Madness

  1. Donna Geurin says:

    Absolutely stunning. Love it all.

  2. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you Donna. I really enjoy doing this 🙂

  3. Shinrin says:

    Reblogged this on Shinrin Art Blog and commented:
    This came out great! Better than I expected. Definitely want to draw more of these…

  4. Diane says:

    Both are wonderful! You are both so talented.

  5. Rosie says:

    That bangle is amazing! You and your daughter are incredibly talented 🙂

  6. Diane Smith says:

    Not only are your designs & creations awesome, but it’s so cool that you & Sam. can work together to create pieces!

  7. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Diane ! I can keep Sam very, very busy. Too bad she has her own art to create 😦

  8. e1aine says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I wish I could do this.

    • zoraidabros says:

      Thank you elaine !! It’s really not that hard. If you like to draw, you can draw on almost any surface. The rest is just technical stuff.

      • e1aine says:

        Mmm, I might have to look into how to do this, but I’ll never match your daughters art skill. It’s fantastic. I suspect you are being modest about your own skill too, you’ve made a fantastic job of the etching.


  9. Linda Sadler says:

    All I can say is WOW!! So much talent and so beautiful!

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