Small English Scroll & Bouquet

Small English Scroll & Bouquet

Learning to cut a particular scroll can be a challenging process that takes some time to execute it to your satisfaction. Studying the work of others is a great way to understand just how to create a certain style. This Stoeger Uplander, which has been modified to...
Engraving a Personal Gift

Engraving a Personal Gift

Engravers can save hundreds of dollars when the holiday season rolls around by creating personalized gifts. Using your skills to engrave a pendant, key fob, knife, or other small pieces, you can make unique and custom work that is just for that one special person....
Treasure from the Sea, Bracelet by Kit Carson

Treasure from the Sea, Bracelet by Kit Carson

The beautiful desert-inspired designs by Arizona native Kit Carson, like his Mariachi and Pendant previously featured, are great for inspiration. His work ranges from the festive dead musicians of his Mariachi to dazzling, jewel-encrusted bracelets. This bracelet,...
Sterling Silver Metalwork

Sterling Silver Metalwork

In 2008 the GRS Training Center hosted its first metalworking course that focused entirely on the art of repoussé. Valentin Yotkov, who currently resides and works in Brooklyn, New York, is a master silversmith specializing in Chasing, Raising, and Repoussé. The works...
Wood Inlay and Engraving

Wood Inlay and Engraving

Gary Van Syoc of Emporia, Kansas, likes to sit in his shop as often as he can to work on his newest hobby — a hobby that is turning out beautiful works of wood. He first took a class at the GRS Training Center in late October 2007 with Bill Janney. Although Gary said...
Engraving a Memorial Plaque

Engraving a Memorial Plaque

The art of engraving is a wonderful way to remember a loved one who has passed. Whether it’s in memory of a young hunter, or a dearly treasured grandfather. This plaque, engraved by Todd Daniels, will be placed out at the favorite fishing spot of Otis...
Deep Relief Engraving by Robert Finlay

Deep Relief Engraving by Robert Finlay

Techniques for Deep Relief Scene Engraving is a new 2009 course at the GRS Training Center. Robert “Bob” Finlay will teach his methods and style during this intermediate course in July. Recently, his engraved MicroBlock was featured here in its final stage...
Engraving & Printmaking

Engraving & Printmaking

With the holiday season approaching, many search for the right holiday card to send out to friends, family, and businesses. As artists, engravers have an opportunity to create a personal and unique holiday card. Printmaking can turn an original engraving into a...
Translating the Damascus Look into an Engraving Technique

Translating the Damascus Look into an Engraving Technique

Any custom knife with a Damascus steel blade has an extra quality that dresses up the look of the cold, hard steel. The knife often gains much aesthetic value from this type of forging that is created by folding and layering raw materials. The Damascus style can be...
More Bang for Your Buck

More Bang for Your Buck

Bringing two different styles of engraving together can certainly add variety to a small piece, such as this belt buckle here. With two styles, the effects can create a jazzy, contrasting design that has a unique look. Or two styles can bring a balance and unity to...
Volcano Stone Setting in Stainless Steel

Volcano Stone Setting in Stainless Steel

Last month D.J. Glaser, President of Glendo Corporation, introduced his new “Volcano” stone setting technique in a tutorial in the GRS Online Resource Library. After demonstrating the technique in a copper bracelet, Glaser wanted to explore the use of this setting...
Fabricated by Hand

Fabricated by Hand

Lost wax casting methods for jewelry pieces can create beautiful pieces embellished with custom stones setting and engraving. But this ring, with its 2.63 carat pear-shaped diamond floating around a ring of pavéd stones, was completely hand-forged and fabricated by...
Pearl & Diamonds: Inspired by Art Deco

Pearl & Diamonds: Inspired by Art Deco

History often lends itself to future fashions. Whether the fashion is in clothing, cars, or jewelry, styles of the past create a rich library of details and looks for creating new artistic work. This pendant is by Michael Cirelli of Beaver, Pennsylvania, who has been...
Wrapped Up in Diamonds & Gold

Wrapped Up in Diamonds & Gold

From firearm parts to folding knives, brilliant diamonds of all colors and sizes are popping up on non-traditional work, and the results are stunning. This piece by Rick Eaton is an excellent example of how to incorporate these stones with engraved work on something...
An Ambigram in Stainless Steel by Tira Mitchell

An Ambigram in Stainless Steel by Tira Mitchell

Playing with words as design elements as an engraver can be both fun and challenging. This bracelet by Tira Mitchell plays with words in a unique way — by using an ambigram as the focus of the layout. This ambigram spells out “GRS” one way. When flipped...
Engraved Microblock: The Great Plains

Engraved Microblock: The Great Plains

Robert ‘Bob’ Finlay is a skilled engraver who finds great joy in this art form. He has been engraving for several years, creating deep relief engravings on anything from buffalo nickels to the engravable GRS Microblock. This block has been featured in...