The textures came out really nice. Creating a second batch of copper textures sheets with a deeper etch was the right thing to do. Although I went through a lot of copper and totally exhausted a gallon of ferric chloride, this deepth is just perfect for me. Sometimes with a shallower depth the design gets lost on the piece when you look at it from a distance.
Unfortunately that big beautiful lentil bead blew out at the seams on the top and bottom. I am not very good at getting a knife edge on lentil beads. I usually square off the edge. The edge on this bead came out really sharp but I was concerned with how little contact there was between the two sides. I should have listened to that inner voice. The bead is beautiful but blown out.
The other lentil bead in the picture...squared off the edge...came out perfect. I think from now on, squared edge is how I will make these.
Below is a look at the texture after tumbling. I always feel so bad tumbling these since it removes 99% of the color.
Next step is to put a black patina on these so the recessed areas really pop.