today i got a new book which i just LOVE!! it is from linda&opie o´brien and has the title "metal craft - discovery workshop" (north light books, $ 22,99). if you love metal, this book is a *must have*! i just checked out the first quarter, where the basics of metal techniques are described. i MUST try out that "floating" method with ammonia and salt... (why don´t i have ammonia at home?!). the blue patina of this recipe is adorable! - there are many ways to treat metal and to transfer pictures upon it... and later on in the book there are some projects of the o´briens - i must check out some of them closer... i´ve always had a thing for metal (collected tin toys) and this is just a book i was waiting for! highly recommended!!!