There is a new yahoo group dedicated to metal embossing. The group is called "repujado" if you'd like to search it out in yahoo groups. Lynda Abare is the moderator and does some very nice work with metal. She posted instructions for this technique for the group. Roxanne found the tool we needed, so we each tried our hand at it today.
The spiral design is done using a tool from Merck Art and made by using a back and forth motion as you turn the metal. I used alcohol inks to color the silver metal, and sanded it just a bit for highlights.
The idea of the nails holding the glass on the front is from a class with Josie Cirincione.
Those cute boys in the photo are Wesley and Vito ... my babies!