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sal shepherd
01-19-2009, 6:28 PM
Hi All, I am looking for a pin like a tie tack. I will need to engrave a photo on it. I did see onyx earings, a little steep in price.

Rose Hamacher
01-21-2009, 12:24 PM

I might suggest wood - I've done photos on wood and they turn out really good (for the most part). Harder wood without significant grain patterns is best for details. Add a nice finish and it should look good. You can get the findings to attach at any jewelry supply or probably even a craft store like Michael's.

Rose Hamacher
Morgan City, LA
Epilog Radius 30 W

Jackie McGowan
01-21-2009, 2:35 PM

Another place to find Jewelry components is


They sell natural stone cabachons (flat backed stones) in different shapes and sizes including onyx and they will also have the pins and glues. Good luck!

Belinda Williamson
01-21-2009, 2:44 PM
I second Jackie on this one. FMG is one of my favorite sources.

AL Ursich
01-21-2009, 9:18 PM
Thinking outside the Laser Box, this would be a good job for color sublimation. Unisub and Conde make small metal pieces for things like the pin that would work. Even epoxy dome over the picture for a better product.


sal shepherd
01-21-2009, 11:02 PM
Great idear ladies Iwill do one with wood and 1 transfer. Come to find out today I have to do two of them.
AL, how much of a investment is domeing?

AL Ursich
01-22-2009, 4:15 PM
Home Depot UV Bulbs and Economy Fixtures. I built a 48 inch version, love it.

Epoxy is about $200.00 a gal + Wally Mart Mustard Pump

A few syringes and needles from the epoxy company. I bought a bunch but have been using the same ones for months.

A Crack Torch to heat the surface of the epoxy to remove the bubbles.

Some Wally Mart Cookie Trays

That's it... I have pictures on my website.


http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=93301 Look here

sal shepherd
01-23-2009, 8:42 PM
Thank you to everyone.When complete I will post picts.
Roy do you think this uv box you built would work on sand blast resist?