Like a tough cookie from a 1940s film noir, what gives the Photo Etched collection from JacQueline Sanchez its allure is a balance of rough and smooth aspects. This collection of distinctive jewelry is handcrafted by transferring original designs from paper to sheets of brass, then submerging the sheets in an acid bath. The acid bath erodes the areas of exposed brass, leaving a raised plate in its place. The surface is then imprinted with gold or silver using a rolling mill technique. The contrasting surfaces on the finished pendants, rings, and earrings represent beauty that should never be underestimated.