I have been asked to make some silver "teardrops", which I plan to do using PMC. The person wants to be able to engrave a name on each teardrop. Please tell me how many playing cards thick I should make each one in order for the finished piece to be engraveable. Thank you.
3 - 4 cards thick will work if the engraving is being done using a tool that leaves a shallow impression, like the engraving pen.
If the tool being used will leave a deep impression, consider creating the drops using 5 - 6-cards.
When using the colored acrylic slats, the "card" thickness comparison is as follows:
Black - 1 card
Yellow - 2 cards
Green - 3 cards
Navy - 4 cards
Red - 6 cards
Purple - 8 cards
- Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator