Mexican metals project?

I have agreed to do metals project for junior high and high school
age girls at a Latina Conference, where many of the participants
will be Latina and many will not.

The largest group of Hispanics in this area are Mexican-American, so
that’s why I’m thinking a Mexican project.

I want to educate the groups as the the high quality of hand work
that comes out of Mexico.

Can anyone recommend books or a suggested project? The only book I
have is Spratling Silver. For a project I was thinking maybe mirror
frames where they use stamps on thin metal, then cover a wooden

Appreciate your input.

Elaine Luther
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Certified PMC Instructor

Hi Elaine,

The frame idea sounds perfect. An amazing artist from Mexico who
has been on Orchid is Rocio Heredia, she teaches repousse
techniques, her web site is


HI Elaine Try this link I found

Karen Bahr “the Rocklady” (@Rocklady) K.I.S. Creations
May your gems always sparkle.

Dear Martha and Elaine, Thank you so much for posting the message
and recommending me to Elaine Luther. I do have a lot of knowledge
about this technique and will gladly help her with the project. .
Please, contact me off the list at @Rocio_Heredia1.

Greetings from the city of the Mountains, – Rocio Heredia

Elaine, this is a really easy project that I have done on the grade
school level. I even made everyone that came to one of my New
Year’s Eve make one. It’s based on tin work type lanterns. It’s so
simple that you may laugh but here goes. Freeze water in a clean
empty can. Use a hammer and nail to punch holes in it. Any hammer,
any nail, and almost any size can will work. Designs can be complex
or simple. The more holes there are, the more flickering lights will
show when a candle is placed inside and lit.

Marilyn Smith