My friend Trice, who sews and will monogram anything that isn’t nailed down (and does a great job), sent me this picture and asked if I could make her one. I could tell it is a copper pendant, most likely etched. In theory I can do copper etching, and I have the bookmarked web pages to prove it, but in reality I had never tried it. Most of my customers want this type of look in silver, so I normally use PMC with a custom texture sheet. (Note to self: write a tutorial for that.)
I wanted to try salt water etching because I aim to be The Lazy Etcher, so I’d prefer to just pour the solution in the sink when I’m finished and “chase it down with plenty of water,” as my organic chem professor used to say. I dragged my husband, whom I met in that o-chem lab, to Radio Shack to obtain a single D cell battery holder and a couple of alligator clips. I noted that The Shack also carries ferric chloride in case this method didn’t work. (Ferric chloride just needs baking soda to neutralize it anyway, not that bad.) I also noted the irony that it’s usually the husband dragging the wife to Radio Shack. Thank you for not being an electronics geek, sweetie.
Which of these does not belong?