From time to time you'll see an artist with amazing calligraphy and hand engraving skills working around the valley. Who is she? Take a look at this highly skilled person in action.

Her name is Pat Schable. Last week she was spotted engraving bottles at Fisher's Liquor Barn in Grand Junction. Does she do this often? Yes, all the time.

Pat engraves glassware for birthdays, weddings, graduations, anniversaries, house warming parties, and more. Does she only engrave booze? Not at all. Perfume bottles, glasses, wine bottles, and more. If it's made of glass, it seems she can engrave it.

When I saw her at the store, I asked if you could engrave a Jim Beam bottle with a message for Grand Junction's Desert Flyer Band. The band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Mark II version of the group.

As you can see in the video, Pat has a little pep in her step, a little pride in her stride, and a little dip in her hip. In other words, she works quickly. She knocked out this bottle in a matter of minutes.

Personally, I thought she was going to faint when she saw the message to be engraved on the bottle. It was pretty lengthy and included the names of the band members. She didn't bat an eye. Here's the final result.

Desert Flyer Band engraved bottle
Waylon Jordan

Pat does magnificent work. Giving a gift is one thing, giving a custom engraved gift is something different entirely. Keep your eyes open for this artist. You never know when she's going to show up around town.

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