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While engraving for Jo Malone Fragrances at the Houston Galleria Neiman Marcus location, I had the pleasure of meeting a beautiful lady by the name of Kay. She desired a diffuser to provide a gorgeous scent to her home and landed on the Red Roses scent. As I was preparing to engrave the glass bottle for the diffuser, she stopped my activities and insisted that I make her name larger than she could tell that I was planning to make it. I provided an idea of a larger size and she insisted that we must engrave it larger still. After that, I understood that she wanted this engraved as large as I could possibly engrave it. I removed the lines that I would normally use, placed the largest engraving bur that I had and mentally treated this glass engraving as a wine bottle.

I understood her logic. She expressed that her thought was that since her name was very short, she wanted the name to be engraved in a large fashion such that it was clear to any person that would see it that it was without question...hers. Cheers to Kay!

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Houston Calligrapher by Janet Henderson Brown - 1M ago

Jo Malone Fragrance Calligraphy Engraving Houston

As always, it is a pleasure engraving for Jo Malone London fragrances here in the Houston area. This was a fragrance bottle engraved with calligraphy a few weeks ago at an event in anticipation of Mother’s Day. Every event is always so wonderful as I have the ability to watch these talented ladies customize the perfect scents for their clients. The ability to layer these scents makes each one special. Cheers!

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On Friday, I had the exquisite pleasure of engraving calligraphy in fragrance bottles for the Ferragamo boutique at NorthPark Center in Dallas. I say that it was an exquisite pleasure as everything about the boutique was inviting. They only recently moved into this specific space a month prior to my visit. There were 2 entrances into this boutique; 1 internal entrance through the center and an external entrance from the street. Secret: I don’t find shopping to be pleasing hence I am typically only in stores when I am working. With that in mind, the entrance from the street was golden. Once I entered the boutique, every representative exuded the holy grail of luxurious service under the stead of Juan Novoa, Boutique Director. Every member was graceful, calm, welcoming, attentive & kind.

The finishes throughout the store radiated the elegant mood initiated by the staff. They were simple, clean and elegant. Engraving fragrance bottles in the boutique was a genuine pleasure as they engraved like silk. I assure you that on some level glass is glass, but as a calligraphy hand engraver some glass feels more like crystal than your garden variety glass. I can think of a few bottles specifically that always “feel” elegant during the engraving process. These fragrance bottles and the Macallan Scotch Rare Cask bottle are the first 2 to come to mind. I engraved quite a few fragrance bottles that evening. It was an exquisite pleasure & I look forward to returning to this boutique.

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makeup & cosmetic calligraphy hand engraving in Houston

It is always so nice to find new canvases for engraving calligraphy. Makeup has become a canvas with which I enjoy engraving. Why not? Makeup is transformative and has the power to lift your mood. Who doesn’t appreciate that?

This compact was engraved for the cosmetics company known as Shiseido. One aspect of their compacts that anyone would appreciate is that they are reusable. You simply replace the makeup inside of the compact. The concept is genius and cost-effective. Ladies appreciate that especially here in Houston. Cheers!

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Wine Bottle Engraving Houston Calligraphy Sutter Home - YouTube

I can’t believe that I neglected to post this engraved wine bottle. As I was engraving at a Baytown HEB event the week of Valentine’s Day, there was a gentleman that requested to have a simple Valentine’s message engraved with calligraphy on his bottle. We decided to keep it very simple. I hope that she loved it. Cheers!

No puedo creer que olvidé mostrar esta botella del día de San Valentín. Yo estaba grabando a un HEB en Baytown y un caballero me preguntó grabar una botella para su novia. El mensaje era muy simple pero espero que la gustó. Salud!

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When I was contacted by my friends at Anheuser-Busch to engrave calligraphy in Stella Artois glass chalices last weekend, I must admit that it completely escaped me that it was for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the various Mo’s Irish Pubs in the Houston area. Naturally, many chalices of beer and Irish whiskey were consumed by the joyous crowds.

To say that it was fun would be an understatement. That night, I had the pleasure of engraving just under 200 chalices wth names in calligraphy. As always. it was a wonderful time.

Toward the end of the last event, there was a gentleman that approached my table and said “I’ve never seen a calligraphy engraving “booth” before”. I responded that there was a first time for everything :) I love my job.

Cuando mis amigos a Anheuser-Busch me contactaron sobre un trabajo para fin de semana pasado para grabar copas de Stella Artois, olvidé que lo era día de San Patricio. Ellos estuvieron celebrando el día a los Mo’s Irish Pubs en la area de Houston. Naturalmente, se disfrutan muchas copas de cerveza y whiskey.

La noche era muy ocupada pero he sido un placer para grabar nombres en las copas con caligrafía. Esa noche, tuve el placer para grabar 200 copas con nombres. Como siempre, lo era divertido.

Al fin de la noche, un hombre me dijo que nunca ha visto una barraca para caligrafía. Primer tiempo para todo. Me encanta mi trabajo. Que tengas un día maravilloso!

(Favor de aceptar mis sinceras disculpas para cualquier errores en español…estoy aún aprendiendo.)

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I understand that it is time for the Houston Rodeo….

When I moved to Houston, I heard people mention “the Rodeo” and I recall not giving it much thought as I assumed that it was a one weekend event with cowboys lassoing cattle and riding horses. It didn’t appeal to me. As time carried on, I began to realize that the Houston Rodeo is a great deal more than that. It lasts over a month long and consists of more than what the title implies.

There is a wine competition where hundreds of wineries compete against each other for the title prize of Best Wine. There is a grilling cook-off that brings people from all over Texas and beyond to indulge in the cooking expertise of hundreds of pit-masters. Along with that, there are many concerts representing various music genres with the biggest names in the music industry. It’s a big deal. Millions of people come to the Houston Rodeo each year. Granted, I have never been, but it is immensely popular.

I was contacted by the Houston Rodeo team to engrave a bottle for a treasured member of the Wine Committee team and it was my absolute pleasure to engrave this scotch bottle with calligraphy for them. I hope that they liked it. Cheers!

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i have developed an affinity for engraving calligraphy into lipstick, foundation sticks and compacts, lip glosses etc. The compact substances are typically acrylic / plastic, however with the right tools they can engrave quite nicely. This lipstick by Chanel is engraved with the name Hilda. I adore this!

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I had the wonderful opportunity to engrave a beautiful message in calligraphy in this Creed fragrance bottle for an equally beautiful lady. This was to be a gift to her darling for Valentine’s Day. i loved the result of this fragrance bottle and I understand that this gentleman adored the engraved result as well. Cheers!

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It has been quite awhile since I have engraved fragrance bottles with Dolce & Gabbana, but as always it was a pleasure. I engraved calligraphy into fragrance bottles with this amazing team here in Houston for 8 hours on the loveliest day of the year…Valentine’s Day. To say that it was a wonderful day would be an understatement. From each client to the Dolce team, all was perfect. Here, we placed a self-esteem boosting message into a fragrance bottle for Grey. Number 1, I love the color grey. Number 2, this scent is intoxicating. Truly, it is. It was a lovely day for engraving.

Cheers!

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