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A Little Engraving on the Side
work by Diane Scalese

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 Published in: 2014 Archives

When engraving, how often do you contemplate engraving all sides of a project? Considering no budget constraints, would you engrave the top or front alone?

If given the opportunity / time / budget, engraving more than just the face of a piece can present the chance to really let your skills shine. The pieces here are the sides of simple brass rings used for demo purposes. Diane Scalese, a renowned engraving artist with expert skills in Western Bright Cut, engraved these rings to show off the potential.

Of course, not everything can be covered with embellishment. Many rings simply are not thick enough for this type of engraving on the side. But what about the backs of belt buckles? The inside of bracelets? The pins for firearms? These items may deserve a second thought on your next project — and your customer might just be willing to bump up the budget for the special treatment.


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