Rustic Rose-Gold Ring with Engraving

Rustic Rose-Gold Ring with Engraving

Looking at this ring, some might wonder how exactly jeweler David White engraved such lines inside this ring. This simple and rustic handmade band features platinum and rose gold, a beautifully warm combination. The hand engraved wood grain pattern inside the ring is...
Student Experience: Jeremy Lepak and the Little Ladybug

Student Experience: Jeremy Lepak and the Little Ladybug

While we love to see artists collaborate, we also love to see people learn new skills to venture into the realm of sole authorship. Many jewelers send rings, pendants, and other custom pieces out to engraving artists for embellishment — which is great for the...
Engraving & Anodization: Have a Wonderful, Colorful Christmas

Engraving & Anodization: Have a Wonderful, Colorful Christmas

Simply engraving the jolly ol’ Saint Nick character found in traditional folklore can leave the imagery lacking — the colorful stories behind Santa Claus need more than the cold look of steel! Anodization may be one of the most interesting techniques used to...
Artisan Alley & ESU: Buckle from Molly Day

Artisan Alley & ESU: Buckle from Molly Day

Here at Glendo, we love to help new engravers explore the possibilities of the art. One special area of this comes from the Artisan Alley, which provides an internship for selected students of Emporia State University’s Engraving Arts program. Molly Day is one...
Artisan Alley & ESU: Buckle from Sam Gleue

Artisan Alley & ESU: Buckle from Sam Gleue

One of several Engraving Arts students at Emporia State University, Sam Gleue works in the Artisan Alley here at Glendo Corporation as an engraving intern. Created specifically to provide additional learning opportunities for selected students, the Artisan Alley is...
Artisan Alley & ESU: Buckle from Anneliese Narcisi

Artisan Alley & ESU: Buckle from Anneliese Narcisi

Anneliese Narcisi is one of the students from the Engraving Arts program at Emporia State University who works in the Artisan Alley here at Glendo Corporation. Created specifically to provide additional learning opportunities for selected students, the Artisan Alley...
What is Lux Cut?

What is Lux Cut?

Diane Scalese will be teaching a new class in 2014 called “Lux Cut Engraving”. While this style is similar to the bold Flare cut technique pioneered by Diane Scalese and Ron Smith, or the sparkling Lumenesque Scroll by Sam Alfano, Diane will be taking a...
Casting Call!

Casting Call!

An aspect of hand engraving that makes it pretty dang cool is the ability to make copies of a work. One method of duplicating a design is found in printmaking, most often done with copper plates. While the plate will eventually wear down and degrade in quality, crisp...
2014 Learn Plate Revealed!

2014 Learn Plate Revealed!

We love to challenge the instructors at GRSTC. To create the 2014 Learn Plate, we commissioned jeweler and engraving artist Todd Daniels to create a unique piece to fit our upcoming theme. With a distinctly innovative way of creating, Daniels is always pushing the bar...
Cutting Through Chrome

Cutting Through Chrome

This lovely scroll design is a great example of cutting through plated metal to reveal the base metal underneath. Where Mitchell Lurth’s engraving on Tuesday featured anodized metal with hand engraving, this loupe engraved by Diane Scalese shows off how...
Just Under the Surface

Just Under the Surface

Most often in hand engraving, workpieces are solid metal to the core. Although many products out in the marketplace have been plated with a precious metal or clad with an alloy, these types are generally not used in hand engraving because of the unpredictable base...
Scrollwork Metamorphosis

Scrollwork Metamorphosis

Engraving Arts students at Emporia State University are given a unique opportunity: an exclusive internship working at Glendo Corporation, maker of GRS Tools. The Artisan Alley internship program encourages students to explore techniques, take risks, and try new...
Break It Down

Break It Down

Finished engravings can look very complicated, especially to a beginner. But when you break down the complicated images into simple elements, every engraving has the same foundation. Each graceful scroll, letter, scene is made with the most basic of artistic elements,...
Sneak Peek: 2014 Learn Plate

Sneak Peek: 2014 Learn Plate

The faceted metal teases the eyes in so many ways — are you curious yet just what this is? Over the last several years, we have asked an engraving artist to create a plate with one simple word: learn. This is the focus of the GRS Training Center, and the plate it...
Blinking Lights and Circuitry

Blinking Lights and Circuitry

Blip. Blip. Blip. Tiny colored stones adorn every surface, catching the light momentarily and then blinking out. Streamlined forms, gridded lines, and settings of tourmaline, white and blue sapphires, and kornerupine come together in this pendant created by Max...
A Dramatic Finish

A Dramatic Finish

The final GRS Training Center course of 2013, Advanced Inlay and Overlay with Rick Eaton, ends today. And wow, what a dramatic finish to the projects! Eaton, a full-time knifemaker and engraver for over 20 years, instructed the students in the finer points of soft...