And Now For Something Completely Different …

Acid etching!

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What you are looking at here is a small bit of silver sheet, maybe 30ga, which has had one of my relief print designs applied to it as a resist, and then some nitric acid was applied to it as a mordant. The result is the design appears slightly raised above the surface of the piece, and is super satisfying to look at and touch. Especially if you are me!15325453494_087e8aed0c_kTHIS piece will likely be turned into a pendant, possibly with something to fill the background, so the raised part is the only visible silver on the front. But that’s not the most exciting thing. The most exciting thing is that I will be doing a great deal more acid etched work in the future, and I think some of it is going to be fan-freaking-tastic.

There is already a custom project in the works [not pictured!], and I have some very keen intentions toward things like belt buckles, fountain pens, and other awesome-ness. Stay tuned, kids! DON’T CHANGE THAT DIAL! (… do you whippersnappers even know what that means???  Get off my lawn.)


In other, unrelated news. I just finished listening to A Fighting Chance, written and read by Senator Elizabeth Warren. I had previously read some interviews with her, and seen a YouTube video explaining some financial stuff, but until this week, did not have any of her longer writing under my belt. Uhm… brain-belt.

From what I heard, she is a strong, strong woman with a fierce sense of right and wrong, and a remarkable ability to stand up for what she believes in. Not only that, but she resists the kind of opposition that would make most people truly, rightly cynical, without becoming cynical herself. That may actually be the more remarkable part! Although there was a lot of position-clarification, I think the thing she said that most clearly (and awesomely!) shows what she’s made of is this, which was how she introduced herself to young girls she met while campaigning for office:

“My name is Elizabeth Warren, and I’m running for Senate, because that’s what girls do.”

Senator Warren is 65; she was 62 when she began campaigning for her first-ever elected office.

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