Fanfare

Fanfare

A seemingly innocuous object rests before you, drab and dull. Suddenly the object springs to life, unfurling into a blaze of color in repeated forms. The transformation is stunning and leaves you speechless. This key fob, engraved by L Todd Blaksley, easily evokes the...
Architectural Inspiration

Architectural Inspiration

It’s been a little over a year since we shared Ben Bentvelzen’s stunning GRS 901 Handpiece, which featured inlay, set stones,and hand engraving. Today we have the pleasure of sharing some amazing new work created by this engraver from the Netherlands. In...
The Buzz Around the Bench: Part 2

The Buzz Around the Bench: Part 2

Last Tuesday, we shared a glimpse of a mystery project created by Mitchell Lurth during 2013, while he was working in Glendo’s Artisan Alley. This week, we reveal the form of his creation — a handmade, hand-engraved bee! Mitchell’s mechanical insect...
A Personal First

A Personal First

Do you remember milestones in your engraving and stone setting journey? Can you look back at a piece and say, “that was the first time I did gold inlay” or “that was the first time I used bulino shading”? These are just a few examples, but most...
The Buzz Around the Bench: Part 1

The Buzz Around the Bench: Part 1

Mitchell Lurth had the opportunity to do some really cool projects during the time he spent in Glendo’s Artisan Alley. He went beyond practice pieces, engraving everything including (but not limited to!) tech, guitars, vises, and motorcycle parts. Mitchell now...
Other Applications

Other Applications

It can be a bit daunting moving from basic skills into more complex engravings. A little creativity in using the skills you have already learned can go a long way towards completing a more complicated design. These knife scales, hand engraved by GRSTC instructor Jake...