The Lords Prayer

Graham Short

0.5-0.7cm in Diameter
Hand Engraved Gold Pin
Completely one-off.

Graham Short

Graham Short is a micro-artist, living and working in Birmingham. Known as “The Hands of Genius” for his miniature masterpieces.

He has spent over 50 years going to physical and mental extremes to produce the highest-quality hand engravings ever seen.

His Process

Working at midnight to avoid vibration from passing traffic, his right arm is strapped to the bench, allowing only his fingertips to move.

Every few months botox injections are administered around his eyes to keep the muscles and nerves rigid.

He takes tablets throughout the night to lower his heart-rate to 20 beats per minute – then using a stethoscope he monitors his heart and begins to engrave with very fine custom needles – between heartbeats!

His extreme way of working never ceases to amaze people! He is an obsessive – a one-off.


Hand engraved gold pin with the words from Matthew 6 v 9-13, ‘The Lords Prayer’

“Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

The Hand engraved gold pin presented in a bespoke handmade observatory box with microscope to be able to view the work.


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