I etch all of the metal components - copper, brass, bronze, 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 the design.
After cleaning, filing and polishing each piece, I apply a patina to bring out the design
and then apply a sealant to prevent tarnishing. I sign each
one-of-a-kind piece by engraving them on the back with my initials, as well as the month