Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lead Free Crystal Champagne Flute (shaded engraving)

My latest shaded engraving on a Riserva Lead Free Crystal Champagne Flute.

This is the first engraving completed on a lead free crystal glass, I tried out some new black rubber abrasive wheels on it too.

Lead free crystal is a very hard surface which allows for shallow engraving and excellent shading.  I am really happy with the result.

Celebrating Waihi (our town)

Waihi Key Chains are now available from the Waihi Visitors/Information Centre at the top of town across the road from our replica Poppet Head.
Drill engraved with Waihi, NZ on the front and the Poppet Head on the back (engraved using shading techniques to give the appearance of depth in the engraving).
Waihi is an historic gold mining town, being mined again today, the open pit (located right in town) has become quite a tourist attraction.
The replica Poppet Head was erected at the top of town towards the end of the year 2000 and dedicated to the memory of those who have made Waihi what it is today, particularly the underground miners of old.

Custom Designed Cake Topper

Custom design for a young lady who is right into Kombie Vans. Her date of birth was used for the van's number plate, and "21" in place of the usual VW emblem.  This was really fun both to design and to engrave!!  Has just been added to the Gallery page (link above).