Echoes of Repetition

Echoes of Repetition

When designing for an engraving, balance and flow are key for a non-repeating, asymmetrical result. However, sometimes putting the pattern on repeat is the most effective strategy. If the section to be engraved is not the star of the show, the use of repeating...
Shielding a Design from Boring

Shielding a Design from Boring

It doesn’t take much to go from va-va to blah when working on a design. One misstep that can leave your design lacking is not breaking up the space in a narrow area. Instead of continuing the scroll across the side of this firearm, Mike wisely chose to break up...
Nothing Meek About These Scrolls!

Nothing Meek About These Scrolls!

Well known for his willingness to share, and his book The Art of Engraving, James “Bruce” Meek hand engraved this firearm for the late Don Glaser. The close up here is a feature of Meek’s scroll work. He designed with intention, covering the area...
Long Lines for the Holidays

Long Lines for the Holidays

Just in time for holiday shopping, artist Mitchell Lurth created a few long lines of his own. This firearm engraving features a different take on background treatment, and everything falls right in line. Lurth has used long diagonal lines to set the highly-detailed...
A Whirlwind Western Romance

A Whirlwind Western Romance

Ah, the dust kicked up from a romantic adventure set in the West — well, the Western style of engraving, that is. Cody Tague of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been working on his hobby of Western style hand engraving for about three years now. His third class, a Flare...
Machine-Like Precision, Made by Hand

Machine-Like Precision, Made by Hand

Not many jewelers can boast about skills like those represented here. This ring gleams with precisely cut angles, appearing as if modern technology could be the only way to attain such accuracy. The artist is Todd Daniels, who teaches at the GRS Training Center and is...