Photo 4 of 6 in Talismanic Turtles

The Four Blessings
The Four Blessings, fine silver
This turtle is emblazoned with the Chinese symbol for Happiness, Prosperity, Longevity, and Good Fortune

Mike Hilton's Album: Talismanic Turtles

DESCRIPTION : Series of champleve turtle pendants.

  • Christina L
    Christina L This is great, Mike. Do you engrave the areas out or do you saw the design out and solder two pieces together? How difficult is it for a novice to achieve smooth and straight lines like the Japanese logo in the back of the turtle?
    October 28, 2018
  • Mike Hilton
    Mike Hilton Christina, I etch the cells where the enamel goes. I draw the design on a computer and use a vinyl cutter to create the etching mask. I use ferric nitrate as the mordant.
    October 28, 2018 - 1 likes this
  • Christina L
    Christina L Ahh, well that makes it much easier, I didn't realize about etching designs. Is fine silver expensive to buy in sheet form? Thanks, Mike.
    October 29, 2018