I etch all of the metal components - copper, brass, and
nickel silver - in this collection myself. While a few shapes come pre-cut,
most start out as sheet metal. I cut and file each piece, apply the design and
use a liquid etchant to etch all areas of the metal that aren’t covered by a resist.
After cleaning and filing each piece, I apply a patina to bring out the design
and then apply a crystalline wax to prevent tarnishing. I sign each
one-of-a-kind piece by engraving them with my initials, as well as the month