First, cut the designs of of sheet metal and hammer to shape.
The pieces then go into the etch tank for 10 to 15 minutes or so to etch the first layer.
Not the best of pictures, but it was late and very dark when I took this photo just before soldering the backs on. After this this get a good clean, the backs are brushed again , then they are lacquered ready for sale.
The cats and foxes are or are about to be for sale on Etsy and Folksy, the badger still needs to be patinated before going on sale. The cactus has been soldered to its pot and is still in the shed waiting for a final clean up, brooch back application and a paint. At the rate I am managing to do anything at the moment it will be next week before that is for sale.
So now you know how it is done , as they say on the tv. My apologies for the quality of the pictures, my workshop is set up for making stuff rather than taking perfectly lit pictures.....