Get Into Custom Knife Engraving

Get Into Custom Knife Engraving

Rick Eaton makes custom knives, but he doesn’t stop there. He also engraves his custom knives, adding flush gold inlay and fine line shading. But he doesn’t stop there either — he also teaches other engravers how to do the same. As an instructor at the GRS...
Art Student Gets 2-For-1

Art Student Gets 2-For-1

College art students are famous for running low on time and money. Mitchell Lurth, a student in the Engraving Arts program at Emporia State University, cleverly designed one of his graded college art projects so it could also be his mother’s Christmas present....
Practice is Valuable

Practice is Valuable

A stainless steel key fob is a great way to practice your skills — especially before executing a technique on an expensive piece. Jeff Parke, who sharpened his engraving skills with a Sam Alfano lettering class at GRSTC, decided to try out gold inlay with background...
A Trompe L’oeil in Miniature

A Trompe L’oeil in Miniature

A technique dating back many centuries, trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” is a creative method for making two-dimensional artwork appear as if tangible and three-dimensional. Mitch Moschetti, inventor of the fixtures seen in the new Cylinder Blocks™...
The Lumenesque Scroll

The Lumenesque Scroll

Sam Alfano has a treasure of knowledge stored up from his many years as a hand engraving artist. One beautiful design technique that he uses is his lumenesque scroll. This scroll technique has a beautiful and bright finish. It can be used for a variety of jewelry...
Musical “Lip” Service

Musical “Lip” Service

Using bright cut techniques, engraver Brian Powley finishes out the sparkling surface of these high-quality flutes with engraved designs. Unlike a bracelet, where you engrave and then curve the metal, the lip plate of flutes like these are already curved. “The...