|Forum topic by SNSpencer||posted 11-17-2009 09:01 PM||944 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-17-2009 09:01 PM
OK, looking for some direction here. I am trying to find a way to sign my work that can be used on a variety of projects. Where I am coming into trouble is finding an effective, and yet attractive and unobtrusive, way to sign smaller pieces like pens, stoppers and small boxes. On these smaller pieces the “signature” would most likely be visible so it needs to be nice. Larger pieces I could “hide” the signature on the bottom of the case or something.
I was thinking about creating some sort of small, round design to inlay. Maybe ¼” round, but the question would be, how to create this? I have looked at branding irons and such but those won’t work on smaller items. And of course, I am getting tired of the old sharpie method.
Anyone have any ideas, pictures or pointers?
It is nice to think about the possibility of one of my pieces showing up on a 2145 episode of The Antiques Roadshow and having a Historian say “This is an early 2000’s Spencer piece as evidenced by the signature found here. It’s worth a bazillion dollars.” Then having the owner freak out because now they can sell the piece and make enough to run out and buy a happy meal. (Not that my work is of that quality but it’s OK to dream, right?)
-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet