That got me thinking about tags that I could use to mark the items for my other brand, Libellula Jewelry. I knew that I needed tags that would be simple to make and not take too much time per tag, and would be inexpensive, and feature my dragonfly logo. I decided that I would etch small, circular tags with a scaled down dragonfly from my banner. A simple design that can be expressed in black & white is required for etching--no gray scale. I chose to make the design round so that the tags could be cut out using my disc cutter which would save a lot of time. I definitely did not want to choose a shape that required that I cut them out using my jeweler's saw. Time is money and these should not be as complex or heavy as charms or pendants. These should be simple, lightweight tags that don't take a lot of time or materials.
I prefer electrolytic etching because it is environmentally friendly. You can etch copper, brass, bronze, and nickel silver using that method.
Grid of Tags (Etched & Drilled)
Finished Etched Copper Tags
Custom Etched Tags Tutorial