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Guess the Engraving, Part 2: It's a GRS Handpiece!


Friday, September 19th, 2014 Published in: 2014 Archives

So did you correctly guess the object featured last Friday? GRS handpieces are not just well-made tools — they are also canvases for beautiful works of art!

For the design on this handpiece, Ben Bentvelzen of the Netherlands found inspiration in another Dutch artist: M.C. Escher, who is well known for his tessellations and impossible constructions. Bentvelzen used copper for the inlay and cubic zirconias for the stone setting. The GRS handpiece is made of stainless steel and is the perfect surface for engraving and stone setting. Bentvelzen carbide gravers with his GraverMax G8 and 901 Handpiece to complete this project, which he worked on over nearly two weeks.

Bentvelzen has just recently started engraving, with 1.5 years of stone setting experience paired with 4 years of jewelry making. He noted that he learned quite a bit from the project: working in metal, inlay, and setting in steel. We can't wait to see the next project from this up-and-coming artisan. Thanks for sharing, Ben.


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