"If I give you an item, can you engrave it?" This is the question I probably get asked most often, to which I usually answer, "of course, tell me more!"

Custom engraved orders light me up — it makes me happy to craft an item that is one of a kind and can't be found in stores, but that also has special meaning to the customer and recipient.

I'd be honored to etch a specialty item for you! 

customers often Inquire about custom engraving...

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Brenda B.

Lauren's ability to listen to all of your ideas and then go back and design a work of art is truly a talent! Her craftsmanship and attention to detail is above par.

Erin N.

Ren truly cares about customer satisfaction and adds the sweetest touch to your items. She will work with you to customize your items to make any event special.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I ship items to you for engraving?

Yes! In fact, it's normally easiest if the customer chooses to purchase the item from a retailer and have it shipped directly to Ren (for example, purchasing a perfume bottle online, and choosing Ren's address for shipping). The customer usually saves time and money overall.

Once the customer pays for the project in full, an address will be provided in order to ship the item directly to Ren. As soon as the item arrives safely, you'll receive an email from Ren confirming receipt. The approval process and production time will begin immediately, and it normally takes approximately 7 business days before the finished product is ready to ship back to the customer.

Any costs for return shipping will be estimated ahead of time, to be reimbursed in full by the customer prior to etching. Please understand that coordination of shipping back and forth (as well as communication) takes time, so keep that in mind if you have a hard deadline to meet.

How much will custom engraving cost?

HOW MUCH WILL CUSTOM ENGRAVING COST?

Pricing for custom engraving is all done on an individual basis. Please contact Ren directly for your special project.

Some things to note:
  • Minimum pricing for each engraving project starts at $45. This does not include any shipping fees, if applicable.
  • Generally speaking, engraving pricing will increase depending on the complexity of the project. Typically, the more words or added florals or illustrative lines, the higher the project price.
  • Rush pricing is available — please email Ren directly for more information.
  • Free porch pickup for local folks is available.

What items can I Have engraved? Are there any that aren't allowed?

WHAT ITEMS CAN I HAVE ENGRAVED? ARE THERE ANY THAT AREN'T ALLOWED?

There are so many products that look wonderful with custom engraving! Common materials are glass and most metals, but stone, slate and marble, some plastics, and leather can be done. Please inquire about a surface you aren't sure about.

Typically, customers choose to engrave the following:
  • glass perfume / fragrance bottles
  • wine and liquor bottles — but NOT bubbly, as there is always a risk of bursting a bottle under pressure
  • most metal items — such as flasks, coated or uncoated steel bottles, etc.
  • special glassware that you've purchased

I'm very sorry, but I choose to NOT engrave heirloom items that cannot be replaced. I also choose to not engrave guns. 

Again, pressurized bottles such as champagne should not be engraved, as there could be a risk during engraving and anytime afterwards, as the vibrations can build up pressure and may cause it to burst. However, if you would like to personalize bubbly, metallic paint lettering is a beautiful and safe option! Inquire with an email to Ren directly if you'd like more info about painted lettering for your item.

CAn I drop off and pick up items to avoid shipping costs? Do you Deliver?

CAN I DROP OFF AND PICK UP ITEMS TO AVOID SHIPPING COSTS?

With any of my products, I welcome any local customer to drop off or pick up their items to avoid shipping!

Ren's home studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. A specific pickup address will be provided once the project is complete and paid in full. Specific times must be confirmed with Ren for contactless porch pickup, and a phone number will be provided for text confirmation.

Unfortunately, at this time, free delivery for local folks is not available (as had been offered in the past). If delivery is necessary, then current IRS-standard mileage rates will be calculated for a round trip to your location, INCLUDING an additional delivery cost for Ren's time.

It is unlawful for Ren to ship any liquor or wine in Pennsylvania, so these items will ONLY be available for porch pickup.


Will you purchase the liquor or item I need, and I can reimburse you?

WILL YOU PURCHASE THE LIQUOR OR ITEM I NEED, AND I CAN REIMBURSE YOU?

I will offer this service to my customers, but there are fees involved.

If you require an item to be purchased in-store, such as a liquor bottle purchased from the wine & spirits shop, I will happily do so! However, the customer must reimburse the amount of the item, including tax, PLUS an additional shopping fee to cover Ren's time. This amount is priced per project, so please email Ren directly to inquire.


If I would like to custom engrave lots of items, do you offer a discount?

IF I WOULD LIKE TO CUSTOM ENGRAVE LOTS OF ITEMS, DO YOU OFFER A DISCOUNT?

Yes, I am happy to offer discounts on larger orders for hand engraving! Often this applies to large events or companies who are looking for personalized hand calligraphy or designs for bulk items. All of this is priced according to the project and complexity, but please reach out with a direct email to Ren to start the conversation.


I'm interested in adding a metallic color fill to the hand engraving. Tell me more!

I'M INTERESTED IN ADDING A METALLIC COLOR FILL TO THE HAND ENGRAVING. TELL ME MORE!

Metallic color fill definitely glams up the lettering, there's no doubt! You should be aware of some things before deciding to add this to your custom engraving order:

  • The product I use for metallic fill is called Rub n' Buff, which is a high-quality wax metallic paste, and looks gorgeous when added to glass surfaces.
  • Technically, the product is a paint, and not intended for surfaces that come in contact with food or your mouth. Because of that, I do not recommend it for glassware that will be used by children. I design etchings that are not close to the drinking area of the glass, so I personally feel that it is not a health hazard for adults when they are aware (and the Rub n' Buff company assures me it's okay) — but that is my opinion, and if you are unsure about using a chemical product on a drinking glass, then please do not choose this option for your item.
  • Using Rub n' Buff on a liquor or wine bottle, perfume bottle, or other surface that isn't intended for drinking and eating, will be absolutely fine, and I can confidently recommend upgrading for these items because it is beautiful!
  • Please note that there is the possibility of the metallic fill rubbing off with age and hand washing. The engraving lines will remain, as that is permanently etched. If this fact bothers you, either don't choose metallic fill — or, you can certainly purchase a small tube of Rub n' Buff on your own to easily refresh the look yourself (it isn't terribly expensive!).

I will only do metallic fill upon request. Thank you for understanding that though the metallic fill option is hugely popular (and stunning!), there are technically health hazards to be aware of. I wanted to be transparent and make my customers fully aware before purchase!


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