For this week the theme was Memoirs of a Geisha. Although it's one of my fave movies, I didn't really follow the theme unless you imagine that these are vaguely in the shape of a pagoda. The rectagles are cut from copper sheet. Then I drew the design on with Sharpie markers, and etched them in a ferric shloride solution. Finished with fine silver scrolly shapes and green amethyst beads and oxidized everything in liver of sulfur.
I started my jewelry making journey in 2006 and it quickly took over my spare room and spread out into the living room. I was able to retire from my civil service job in August 2008 and I'm now able to focus on it full time.