I had 8 friends who lived in the same house, and what a warm, loving house it was. Two of them were moving away to start the next chapter of their lives. I made these earrings for the girl who was moving away to remind her of her beloved housemates.
These earrings were made of stainless steel and were cut via a waterjet cutter. The names were etched using a laser cutter (the depth of cut is so small that you can barely feel the etched lines with your fingers). I asked each of the housemates to send me scanned images of their names, after which I did some minor image processing to make sure they had high enough contrast for a clean etch. This was the first time I made anything pretty out of stainless steel so I learned a bit about polishing metal. I also sprayed the completed earrings with a scratch-resistant coating.