Sunday, November 1, 2015

Boar on Benidorm

Someone asked me if I could engrave a wild boar, so thought best I give it a try... this is the result :-)

"Boar" has been drill engraved using a variety of burs to give the "shaded" appearance to the engraving.

Although it doesn't show well in this photo, there are a few stones, a little grass, and a couple of contour lines engraved around the boar's feet to add a sense of the environment to the piece.

This photo has also been added to the Gallery Page

Monday, October 19, 2015


These three pieces will be available to view/purchase at ARTWaikino in the Victoria Hall, Waikino, over Labour Weekend (24th - 26th October, open 10am - 4pm). 

If you are heading through the Karangahake gorge over the long weekend do pop in and see all of the amazing artwork on display :-)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Golf Champs Glasses

These were finished on Saturday morning (nothing quite like cutting it fine time-wise lol). They were presented to the recipients on Sunday... hence the poor quality of the photo, my apologies for the reflections etc.

They have been sand-carved in two stages.

This photo has been added to the Sand-Carved Page

Marlin Beer Mug

Just added to the Gallery Page.

Drill (hand held) and hand engraved on a Munich Beer Mug
Mug Measurements (approx):
13.5 cm tall
9.8 cm wide (at widest point of base)
500ml volume

Signed and dated ('15) under the bottom of the mug.
Marlin will be provided in one of my handcrafted black presentation boxes.

New Items Added to Sand-Carved Page

Another new JeansArt design for the guys.

Dartboard has been sand-carved in several stages, with areas then being polished (using a couple of grades of rubber pins in a drill) to give a greater variety to the shading.

Space has been left in the lower area of the beer mug to allow for the addition of a name to personalise the mug.

This photo has just been added to the Sand-Carved Page

Single-stage sand-carved Cod, is another new option for the guys.

This pic has been added to the Sand-Carved Page

Fern is another new cake topper option, now available from JeansArt.

This pic has been added to the Cake Toppers Page

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cake Toppers Page Added to Blog

Have started a separate page for standard JeansArt Cake Toppers

Here are a couple of the designs I have had sitting here waiting to be photographed for sometime.  New designs will be added to the page as they are developed.

My cake toppers are crafted from 3mm clear acrylic, the lettering and graphics sand-carved on standard designs.

Friday, August 28, 2015


This little piece will be exhibited in the "Shoebox Sculpture" section of this years Franklin Arts Festival  at the Pukehohe Town Hall from Saturday 29th August to Sunday 6th September.

While not strictly an engraving project, it has an element of engraving with the lighthouse itself (including windows and a door) being engraved after being carved to shape. Also the seagulls and waves (around the outside of the cover, which was the bowl of a crystal port glass) are engraved. The rocks around the lighthouse have been cut out of optical crystal blocks and the whales fluke has been carved out of black opaque glass. The silver trims are all crafted (by me) from sterling silver.

Sorry about the reflections... this wasn't so easy to photograph lol

Measures approx 9cm x 9cm