Through my project of putting artists' images on to metal to make jewelry, I stumbled in to a whole new thing--Christmas ornaments. I ended up getting swamped with orders and silly goose that I am, failed to take pics of all but a couple. Here they are in all their poorly photographed glory:
Awesome work! How did you cut the little ship out? I make a lot of copper metal pendants, I smooth the edges with a dremel 120 grit flap sanding wheel shoved into a power screwdriver. Not sure if it could get into the inside edges of your work though. A dremel steel wire cup brush mebbe?
That was a good tutorial you linked to. Your pieces are lovely. When I do my etchings I laser print the images onto slick paper (think cheap ads you get in the mail, avoid black print if possible) and transfer them with a regular iron. High setting, no steam. Press without moving the iron for about 2 min. Remove iron, burnish (I use the back of a spoon). Replace iron for another minute, then after lifting iron peel off the paper while it's still warm. I don't etch with ferric chloride, I use a 50/50 mix of muratic acid and Hydrogen Peroxide. All this was trial & error. If you have any questions shoot me a message.