I am loving etching and this is my first attempt at an actual piece of jewelry. In fact, I’m wearing them as I type this. I love the fact that I can etch any image that is very strong black and white. Gray scale does not work as well. It can be any image – my handwriting, drawing, doodles, clip art, something from a rubber stamp. That’s pretty wide open. Besides being very strong black and white, if it’s text, it has to be flipped backwards to etch properly.
I purchased a couple of Dover clip art CD’s with ethnic imagery to use with etching. That’s where the snake images came from. Here they are in their black and white format. I can use the computer to change the size, make multiples, flip the image, etc. An entirely new creative path to walk down.