Inspired by Damascus

Inspired by Damascus

Damascus steel creates a unique look, but it’s too expensive and labor intensive for some pieces. And, many metals can’t be worked like the steels used in traditional Damascus. Here’s an alternative that engravers may consider by creating a similar...
Clean Design with Boldness and Balance

Clean Design with Boldness and Balance

Eberhard Mach is a jeweler, stone setter, and jewelry arts teacher in Muenster, Germany. His style is a subtle combination of traditional elements complemented by innovative features. This ring is based on a relatively wide and heavy white band. The channel-set...
Engraved Microblock: Riding into the West

Engraved Microblock: Riding into the West

Many experienced engravers, including Lee Griffiths and Bob Finlay, agree that metal sculpting takes quite a bit of time. However, it is worth it – this method of engraving is greatly admired by collectors and engravers. Here is the fourth installment of the Engraved...
A System & Standard for Monograms

A System & Standard for Monograms

What do the letters A, B, C, E, G, H, and S have in common? When it comes to designing a monogram, these are the easiest letters to bring together for most people. The other 19 letters give many engravers and designers trouble when creating a beautiful monogram. The...
Ornamental Chasing & Repoussé

Ornamental Chasing & Repoussé

As more and more people learn skills such as engraving and stone setting, beautiful artwork is being created and shared daily. Such passionate artists are stretching into new worlds of creativity, many of which are based on old world traditions and methods. For...
Practicing Scrolls

Practicing Scrolls

Whether on a piece of paper or a sheet of metal, practicing layout and design skills is important at any level. Creating flowing scrolls, leaves, and vines can lead to developing a new style that is unique. Take this piece for example. Although seemingly random, this...