Saturday, November 20, 2010


I've been busy doing some etching lately.  I've been doing these handmade plates which I love but are extremely labor intensive being that I cut out my own plates and sand them and then go through the whole etching process, tarnish, tumble and wax.  It almost seems not worth the effort until you see the finished product and your customers are loving them.  Then you know it was all worth while.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Bead Soup that is being hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things.  Click on the Bead Soup link button on your right to go to her site for more info.

These are listed on my Gentle Wind Designs Etsy store.  gentlewinddesigns

Have a great Weekend!



  1. Raida, these are just beautiful! I haven't been brave enough to delve into etching, but that is on my list of things to do in 2011.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. They are beautiful and defintly worth every minute you spent making them.

  3. Beautiful - the earrings in the centre are my fav of the three. ~M

  4. You guys are the best, thanks so much for your comments, I'm so appreciative!