The Fiore & Etching
Inspired by the natural beauty of my own backyard in Colorado. Many are adorned with colorful gemstones and 18k gold accents. All are made by hand, so each one 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 using a pancake griddle from Target. Then I put the pieces 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.