Digging in the garden, I made an almost archeological discovery, an old bolt eaten by rust. I cleaned it a bit, not too much for the patina to remain and, as I found it really beautiful, I decided to find another use for it.

I turned it into a seal by electro-etching a man hole cover pattern on his head.

And the result is perfectly functional as you can see.

This is how to turn rubbish into design and original object 🙂

Plexiglas monogram

My first try, as good as the design was, wasn’t deep enough to tool the soaps.
Hopefully, I found an old bit of Plexiglas lying around in the garden so I tried once more, this time using a little milling machine to engrave it.

As the Plexiglas is transparent, this time, I can show you the monogram right side up, it is still an SC.

I think it will do the job this time, I’ll post a pic of the tooled soaps once their maker would have tried this new seal.

And of course, it gave me tons of ideas to work with Plexiglas, to be followed 🙂


Another try as a jeweller, this time on the basis of the seals I made for another project.
Once the seal assembled with a ring, it makes a perfectly functional seal ring.

It’s not only working it’s also quite nice, don’t you think ?


For an ongoing project that may never be finished, I’m creating some seals using zinc and the acid engraving technic I’m used to.

Each seal is from 1 to 1.5 cm high.
I’m quite happy with the result for the moment. To be followed…