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Hennessy Bottle Engraving - Houston Engraver

So I haven't done a calligraphy or engraving project for Hennessy in about a year or so.  So it was a delight to be presented with this bottle of Paradis at an event.  The client said "have fun with it".  Of course to me, that is just an invitation :).  We decided to do the lettering at an angle and connect the names.  Done!  

 

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Avión Tequila Engraving Event - Houston Engraver

So I must admit that I swore off tequila in college about 20 years ago.  I had a disagreement with Jose Cuervo...and he won.  It took a few years before I was brave enough to chat with another tequila.  Then I moved to Texas and it became an inevitability.  

Avión Tequila is a beautifully, smooth tequila...very different from my college days :).  It's no secret that I LOVE working with wine and spirits for calligraphy engraving.  It has TRULY become one of my favorite things to do.  So imagine my elation when I was contacted by Avión Tequila for Christmas 2017 engraving events.  These were so much fun and frankly a breeze for calligraphy.  WHAT?!  You mean that the bottle has flat sides and is clear.  Done!  Placing calligraphy in these was easy and such a pleasure!  Cheers!

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Engraving Events - Houston Engraver

December was amazing!  Estaba muy ocupada!  I was insanely busy!  As of the last few years, I have made it a habit to close my Etsy shop from late November through December due to the busy engraving/calligraphy calendar outside of the Etsy shop.  It is truly an honor and a pleasure to engrave at events all around the city for fragrance companies and wine & spirit companies.  The last wine event that I worked for Kenwood wines at Spec's Midtown had an unexpected request.  There was a client that purchased bottles for her loved one, but also purchased a corkscrew to include as a gift.  Makes sense...  While I was engraving her bottles, she asked if I could engrave the corkscrew as well.  When it comes to these requests, I ALWAYS direct them to the company representative that is paying for me to be there.  At the end of the day, I want for all parties involved to be pleased...especially the party that is paying me :).  The representative said, "sure, why not?"  So to make a short story shorter, I engraved her metal corkscrew with the gentleman's last name as she watched.  Voila!  Cheers!

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'Tis the Season for Kenwood Wine Bottle Engraving by Hand - Houston Engraver

Hello Wine Lovers!  It's that time of year again!!!  I will have the immense pleasure of engraving for Kenwood Wines this month.  So far, I have engraved calligraphy in wine bottles for this company at Randall's grocery stores in the Houston area and they have been well-received.  

So if you know anything about my style of penmanship, you know that I have a preference for derivatives of Spencerian style script.  It's rare that I will go with a Copperplate....usually when I desire a change of pace.  I'll either go with Copperplate or go to an upright script Copperplate.  I digress...  

So this bottle was for a client that wanted to get an early start on Christmas bottles for friends and family.  Hope she liked it!!!!  

I look forward to seeing you at the next few Kenwood events (Dec 9-11).  Click here for the event calendar and locations.  Cheers and have a groovy day!

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Wine Bottle Engraving - Deutsch Family Wines: Josh Cellars

It was such a pleasure engraving calligraphy in wine bottles this weekend for the Deutsch Family Wines (Josh Wines).  As usual, it was so busy that I forgot to take a picture until the VERY end.  This was the very last wine bottle.  I believe that we engraved about 40 bottles that day in 3 hours.  It was a busy day!  Cheers!

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