Here is something new for the Holidays! This is a hand engraved ornament to hang on your tree or in your favorite window. I hand engraved this design into a solid nickel silver disc, bird on one side and "NOEL" and 2011 in old english script. A one of a kind art ornament that can be purchased from my etsy site by clicking here.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Here is a pendant I did yesterday while at the engraving bench. It is cut in solid copper and about 2 inches in diameter. I saw the face in a book on engravings from the late 19th century and dressed it up a little and added the star border. I cut this all with a tool ground to the 116 degree Lindsey universal point. If you are interested in the piece here is a link to it on my Etsy site Pendant.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I guess I would have to say this is another in my Eagle series of boxes. This one is a bit different with a hinged lid and is in steel not nickel or brass. It is a traditional style of early box often used to carry a flint and steel or tobacco. The Eagle is from a piece done in the 19th century with some additions to the border and few other changes. I left the area at the bottom in case a new owner might like their name there on a banner or some other decoration. You can see more about it on my Etsy site here.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Here is an engraved box along a little different and folksy fun direction. I put a happy early Sun on the domed lid of this one to bring a little sunshine wherever it goes! This is a small box about 1 5/8 in diameter and 3/4 tall. If you are interested it is on etsy here Brass Sunbox. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
This is a larger Nickel Silver box that I engraved an Eagle patterned after an example from the 1700's on. The box is from TDC and is about 2 3/4 inches in diameter and makes a really nice basis for some art! You will notice the proportions of the bird are a little off but that is quite common with these early works. The animals are always somewhat stylized and leaning towards the folkart side of things. I cut all of this one except the knick and dot border with a 116 degree tool, used a 130 on the border.