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?

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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 http://zoraida.artfire.com and my website at http://zoraidajewelry.com
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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!
    Linda

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