Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Beer Mugs for Christmas - Possum and Stag Head

Possum on 450ml Benidorm Beer Handle:
Drill (hand held) and hand engraved

I just couldn't help myself, I had to engrave this little guy/lady.

500ml Munich Beer Mug:
Stag Head
Drill (hand held) and hand engraved,

Photos have been added to the Gallery Page

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stockman Beer Mug

Just added to the Gallery Page:

This 500ml Munich Beer Mug has been drill (hand held) and hand engraved with a stockman (or drover).

This piece was not commissioned and was engraved purely for the pleasure of it.  It would make a fabulous Christmas gift for someone.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Photo's Added To The Gallery Page

A pair of the lovely Rona Largo Champagne Flutes, the rose buds and leaves have been drill and hand engraved using "shaded" techniques, the lettering (including the date on the foot of each glass) sand-carved.

These were ordered all the way from the UK as a gift for a wedding here in NZ.

The Mosquito aircraft has been drill and hand engraved on a 500ml Munich Beer Mug, the lettering and key have been sand-carved (the key and date underneath the beer mug were engraved in reverse so they are the right way around when looking into the mug.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Giraffe on Riserva crystal champagne flute

Giraffe on Bormioli Rocco Riserva lead free crystal champagne flute.

Measurements (approx): 22 cm tall x 6 cm wide (at widest point)
Volume: 200 mls
Giraffe is hand and drill (hand held) engraved.
Still to be initialed and dated.

View more of Jean's latest hand and drill engraved glassware on the Gallery Page

Monday, September 15, 2014

Drill/Hand Engraved Dragon Glass and Perfume Bottle

Latest drill and hand engraved pieces.

Dragon engraved on a Libbey Banquet Goblet. 

View more examples of drill and hand engraving on the Gallery Page

Small crystal perfume bottle.  Engraved as a thankyou for a young man who went beyond the call of duty to help out a complete stranger.  Thank you Patrick!!  (the perfume bottle is a gift for his wife)  :-)

The lettering has been sand-carved the decoration drill and hand engraved.

New Items Added To Sand-Carved Page

Commissioned piece:
The butterflies have been sand-carved in 2 stages to give a darker shade to the filled in areas in the butterflies.
More examples of sand-carved items can be viewed on the Sand-Carved page. 

Quite a few of my customers have asked if can put the cake toppers on a base (rather than having a spike to secure them in the cake)... now I can :-)

Here's a couple of new designs with Kiwiana type graphics.  These are crafted (by me) from 3mm acrylic and the graphics and personalised messages are sand-carved. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Recent Commission

Recent commissioned piece.

Name has been sandcarved, rose has been drill engraved.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crystal Perfume Bottles, Gift Boxed

Latest stock item:
Crystal Perfume Bottles:

Perfume Bottles Measure (approx):
6 cm tall
4.5 cm wide
2.8 cm deep

They are supplied in one of our handcrafted gift boxes (when available)

Please note: These are clear crystal (have no colour), the bluish tinge in the photo is a result of the lighting used to take the photo.

This sample has been sand-carved and the photo has been added to the Sand-Carved Page as a JeansArt standard engraving design.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Drill and Hand Engraved Crystal Perfume Bottle

Firstly I must apologise for the quality of this photo, this was particularly tricky to get a good picture of.

Lovely little crystal perfume bottle, drill and hand engraved with a kiss (the pair of lips) and a rose using "shaded" engraving techniques.

The facets cut on the bottle added an extra challenge to engraving this, but it was not insurmountable, and I'm pleased with the final result.

Further examples of Jean's hand and drill engraving work can be seen on the Gallery Page

New Designs for Champagne Flutes

These new JeansArt designs have just been added to our standard options.

The lettering and small swirls graphic are single stage sand-carved and the butterfly and hearts graphics have been sand-carved in 2 stages with the "filled in" areas being lightly polished out by hand to give a different texture and shade to the engraving, I feel this adds a little more interest to the engraving.

More sand-carved options can be viewed on the Sand-Carving Page.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sand-carved Cake Toppers

Photos of standard sand-carved cake toppers have now been added to the Sandcarved Page.
Check it out to see Heart, Horseshoe, Round, Square and Hexagon shaped toppers with standard engraving designs (as well as beer handle and champagne flute standard JeansArt options).

Monday, May 12, 2014

Pug Engravings

Commissioned Pieces:
Hand and Drill Engraved, with Sand-carved Lettering

Libbey Banquet Goblet

Custom Designed Acrylic Cake Topper

Butterfly Kiss

Two of my latest engravings just added to the Gallery Page.:

Butterfly Kiss: Hand and drill engraved on a Rona Largo Champagne Flute.

Rose and Bud:  Hand and drill engraved on a Rona Largo Champagne Flute.