Glossy photo paper
Cut off wheel
Laser printer (to print image you want transferred)
Scotch Brite pad
Clothes Iron or hair straightener
Step 1: Choose Your Image
I ran across some guitar picks like this online and immediately said to myself "I could make my own and it would mean more to me". so I found a picture (make sure it is a black and white photo, whatever is black will be copper when finished)
Step 2: Scuff Up the Copper Clad
Step 3: Transfer Image Onto Copper Clad
Then place image onto the copper clad and use a Iron or hair straightener to transfer the toner from the image onto the copper clad. this should only take a couple minutes.
Let the piece cool for about a minute, then place it in some water. I usually let mine soak for about 10-15 minutes.
Peel the paper of and clean any paper left behind with a toothbrush.
Step 4: Cut Out General Shape of the Guitar Pick With a Cut Off Wheel.
Step 5: Etch the Guitar Pick
It should only take about 15 minutes or so.
Make sure to wear latex gloves to remove the guitar pick.
If the copper is gone in the areas that you wanted to etch then rinse it off.
Step 6: Cleaning Up
Use the piece of Scotch Brite to clean the toner off of the pick and you will be left with a beautiful, shiny new guitar pick that you made yourself.
The possibilities are endless!