Out of the Vise: Custom Engraved Pendant on...Aluminum? Yes.

This little piece of aluminum is done with it's embellishment process and ready to be made into a pendant.  This one was a new substrate for me, a special alloy of spring aluminum, and wow, what a nice metal to work with.  It doesn't scratch, tear and chip like other aluminums I've attempted to cut into out of pure curiosity and the vise pins didn't mar the edges either.  Once I finish it up into the pendant and put it on a leather cord, it will be a gift for a machinists' daughter, thus the special material :)