The Fiore & Etching
Inspired by the natural beauty of my own backyard in Colorado. Many adorned with colorful gemstones and/or tassels. All are made by hand, so each ones varies slightly. Etching adds different designs and textures to the metal, in this case flowers. I print my designs on a special paper used to make computer circuit boards, and then transfer the design to fine silver with heat. I use a pancake griddle from Target. Then I put the piece in an acid solution that slowly eats away the exposed metal. After 6-8 hours, you are left with a raised design in the metal. Overall, the process takes several days to complete.