Alan Sinclair demonstrates the use of different tools to create a 3D effect to your glass engraving. The precise fur and feather detail Alan achieves on his glass engravings are down to his own technique, read on to find out more and how you too can enhance your engravings with these helpful hints and tool tips.
Glass Engraving. How to Achieve a 3D Effect and Fine Detail To Fur And Feathers
Jordan Renaud's life and studies in Antiquarian Clockmaking & Conservation
It's been 25 years since I first started working with clocks as a profession. Prior to that it was a hobby and a passion. A few cuckoos and Korean junk in the early days rather quickly made me realise I had better look into going with my interest in old English work sooner than later.
Interview with Self Taught Watchmaker Mike Cardew
My interest in clocks and watches began when I was very young, maybe 7-8? I used to stand next to my father who repaired the watches of various work colleagues. He would generally do this on a Sunday morning and then would go into Birmingham the following Saturday morning for any parts he required.
Interview with Johannes a Clock Maker from Norway
A big and interesting project was a decimal clock. It was a part of an exhibition, and it works very well with specially made Smith of Derby motors and electronics. The “problem” was to teach students to read this clock. 10 hours a day is difficult to learn, but it is very practical in time calculation.
12 Essential Tools for your Watch Repair Kit
Watchmaking and watch repair is a very exciting profession but with a huge selection of watch tools on the market it is very easy to get confused or even carried away.
I thought it may be helpful to list down some of the most essential watch repair tools that any serious horologist should purchase as a bare minimum to get them started and add to their watch repair kit.
Interview with Margot May Glass Engraving
Having recently won the cold glass section of the Royal Easter Show in Sydney Australia, Margot Thigpen of Margot May Designs is one of the few U.S based Glass Engravers. With skilled training and discipline she has developed into diverse areas of her work. Here we showcase some of Margot's intaglio engraving work and chat to her about her business and her future hopes for the art of glass engraving.
Eternal Tools Day Out at Art in Action
Art in Action held at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire, took place over 4 days and showcased some of the best influential and emerging talent.
The day was a scorching hot one and I felt for the stall holders and exhibitors under the canvas tents. As for the glass blowing demonstrator, he gave an excellent tutorial class even with the added heat of the burning furnace next to him. Top marks to you sir!
Interview with Dragonfly Jewels
Annie Nowak from Dragonfly Jewels works from her studio in the heart of Robin Hood Country where she creates unique pieces suitable for every personality. We had the pleasure of chatting with Annie about her work and the progression of her business.
3 Glass Projects to Inspire You
To welcome in July we're showcasing for you some of this summer's popular glass projects. We're giving you a taste of some of the things you can make and create using Eternal Tools cold working glass tools.
We have a little bit of sea glass, glass engraving and fused glass to tempt and inspire you. Read on to find out more about the artists and their work.
How to Carve Hearts In Pebbles & Sea Glass
Once you've mastered the skill of drilling a hole through a pebble or sea glass you can begin to get creative and start to carve and engrave designs into them. This easy to follow tutorial with step by step pictures shows you how.