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How can I make engraved letters stand out against a silver-toned background?


I have an engraved bracelet, but from day 1 the engraving has been hard to read. I sent it back to be engraved deeper, but it came back the same (minus what I paid for shipping). Is there any way of adding definition to the letters so they stand out more?

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lupine says

3 years ago
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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Shoe polish (head-->desk)--what a great idea! I'll try that right away. Thanks!


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Thanks, RTalloni (hi!) ! I'll give that a shot--Patio Paint would be perfect!

    Unfortunately, I think the final answer will be to throw it out and buy one from a local engraver who will stand by their work! (But I paid $70+ for this one--ow!)

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Gorgeous piece, ep4f! Congrats if you made it! Thanks for the hint on using black to highlight letters--I think that'll help, though your example is embossing, whereas I've got engraving, so it'll be a bit tricky to do. Cheers! Thanks for commenting.

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Cool, thanks Gareth Pritchard! I was hoping that I agree on ep4f''s gorgeous example: that is embossing (design sticks out from the background), not engraving (letters embedded in surface). But, the concepts are similar just opposite. Thanks!


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