The Process


At Etched in Stone, our creation process first starts with an idea.  Your idea.  And we recognize that inspiration can come from anywhere.  That’s why we recommend you schedule an appointment with us so that we can discuss your ideas.

These ideas can come from something as simple as a photograph, or even just selecting something that relates to a person’s hobby.  In the following photos, we used a photograph of a sunset as inspiration for the memorial with an angel.

Many ideas stem from an item, animal, or even a hobby the person loved.  In this case, the below examples show a sketch of of granite insert with dragonflies, and the finished work.

And here’s another sketch with an idea that was realized after a preliminary appointment, along with a photo of the finished work.

If you’re looking for a more traditional piece, we can accomodate those requests as well.  Here are a few sketches of our more basic granite stones.

And that’s our basic process! If you have some ideas you’d like to discuss, or if you’d like to see a live demonstration of our etching process, then give us a call and schedule an appointment. All of our information is located on our Contact Page.  For more examples of our work, check out our Gallery Page.