Each of these charms goes through many steps to get to the final result you see here. First the design is added to the copper blanks which have been sanded and cleaned up a bit. Then they are placed in an acid etching bath for a few hours, then cleaned and scrubbed with baking soda and cleaned and scrubbed with baking soda again! Next they are sanded to remove any rough edges that might have formed from the etching, then a patina is added, then sanded again and finally polished for sale. Whew! Lots of work, but I really enjoy the final result - I hope you do too!
The new embossed charms are made with either copper or brass blanks that are run through a Sizzix roller machine with a die that embosses the image on the blank. Some of them are further enhanced with different patinas as well.