Rock Solid Sayings Engraving

Hand made, deeply engraved natural stone, glass and earthenware. Humorous, encouraging, enlightening & empowering sayings, quotes, affirmations & illustrations.

Rock Solid Sayings Engraving is a home-based workshop in DeKalb, IL established in 2018. All natural rocks hand-selected for color, shape, and texture from landscape supliers stocked with piles of beach stones to choose from. I hope I have enough for the winter has come.

We also engrave into solid man-made materials such as crystal trophies, glassware, earthenware such as colored porcelain coffee mugs, ceramic pots, clay bricks, and more.

"A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence."

Our engraving is done by sandblasting, instead of laser or chemical etching, for a deeper cut. Every piece is truly one of a kind and 100% handcrafted in the U.S.A.

We create lasting tributes that “Say it in stone” with our unique, timeless, modern, and naturally stylish personalized gifts and decor for any occasion, reflection, award, affirmation, memorial, or celebration.

Consider creating a Custom Engraving or browse our Collections of engraved Encouragements, Milestones, Home & Garden Decor, Humor, Weddings, Pet Lovers, Teachers & Mentors.

"There is something immutable, enduring, and everlasting about images and words carved into stones."

An engraved gift can be treasured for lifetimes because they not only say that special something, they say it forever.

Me overlooking the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

About “Sandcarver Steve”

Hi, I'm Steven. I’ve always enjoyed personalizing stuff and getting creative. I started learning about sandcarving in 2017 after visiting a booth at an art fair in New Baltimore, Michigan. He had a scarce amount of deeply engraved illustrations and some sayings on natural stone for sale.

I bought one that said "begin again". I thought it was so unique and simple. I couldn't stop thinking about the possibilities and how I could take sandcarved natural stone to another level of serving others. Somehow, someway, I would figure everything out, work with rocks and use them to inspire and empower others.

Now I have an impressive "bummer" pile, I manage this website, find/source the rocks/glass/earthenware, design, prepare, blast, clean, then ship my engravings around the county. Each hand-made piece receives careful, individual attention. This old-fashioned approach ensures a level of refinement that can’t be found elsewhere.

I enjoy working with Illustrator, the blaster and love the interaction that I have my customers. Working out the details of a new Personalized Engraving Project or interactions I have at Shows & Events. I absolutely love creating works of stone art that will be cherished forever and hearing people go “WOW, how did you get that so detailed and deeply engraved on that rock?”.

Sandcarving has allowed me to create beloved treasures that last, that encourage, inspire, commemorate, affirm, celebrate, charm, or that simply make us laugh. I’ve created this website to share my custom services and clever sayings with more folks world-wide but curently only ship with-in the USA.

I’ve always thought rocks were neat and now I get to take people’s sentiments and engrave them into sediments. Each engraving has the power to help the world become a better place by encouraging and delighting others. I feel passionate about the stones I create and blessed that I can be part of honoring so many special moments and expressions of people’s lives.

Please explore this website to see the many examples of my engraving work. If you see something that speaks to you, but would like to add a personal touch of your own, we are happy to work with you to make it happen. Even if you want a different image or font, just Contact Us or create a Personalized Project for a proof of your request. I love doing custom projects and look forward to working with you!

Exclusive Engravings

Exclusive Engravings are ready to ship and you’ll receive the exact item pictured.

Custom Engravings

Designs in need your custom touch. Fill-in-the-blanks and choose your font. Ships free!

Personalized Projects

Designed and engraved as requested. Includes free shipping and proofing service.


Wholesale option coming soon!