Angels Of Light Art Deco Shrine On Suspenders
Mark Allyn Artistic Journal
Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Angels Of Light Art Deco Shrine On Suspenders
Religious icons don't have to be in churches or cathedrals.

These religious icons happen to be on the rear of a pair of suspenders constructed of bicycle chains.

All of the figures are free-hand glass engraving (carving using a diamond engraving tool).

I feel that hand engraving is much more personal than chemical etching of glass. In addition, I do not wish to have the dangerous chemicals in my work area.

Glass engraving has had a very long history dating back to the Renaissance.

The only concession that I made with technology is that the diamond tool is rotated by a hand-held rotation tool. However the movement of the diamond tip is by hand.