InsigniaWorks

Personalized bicycle badges/plaques, etched metal.

San Diego, California | 992 Sales

InsigniaWorks

Personalized bicycle badges/plaques, etched metal.

San Diego, California 992 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (281)

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Note from shop owner Hello everyone. I am now taking orders by special request only. Email your inquiries to me at skaman1 [!at] mac.com.
Production time, depending on complexity, runs 1-2 weeks.
Thank you!

Scott

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 28, 2018

Hello everyone. I am now taking orders by special request only. Email your inquiries to me at skaman1 [!at] mac.com.
Production time, depending on complexity, runs 1-2 weeks.
Thank you!

Scott

Scott

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Scott

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How to order your custom badge

I make bike head badges and plaques from pre-cut brass and nickel blanks. (see below for the sizes). Designs are etched into the metal and are hand-polished, leaving some of the darker patina to define the design. I can also apply paint to recessed areas of the design.

-You can personalize an existing design in my shop, design your own or send me your idea.

PICK YOUR METAL: Brass or nickel

CHOOSE A FINISH: Brass gets a darkish patina when etched. I selectively remove it to reveal the design. You can choose this style or have me remove all of it and polish the brass. Nickel does not darken like brass. Instead, it takes on a semi-rough, darker gray which defines the design. I can leave it this way or polish it.

FOR HEAD BADGES, MEASURE THE WIDTH OF THE TUBE
I can curve the badge to the diameter of the tube it will be mounted on. Please measure the width of the tube and provide it to me when ordering. It does not have to be absolutely exact as I curve them slightly more than the measurement, as the metal can be opened up easily for a snug fit. Double-sided, exterior strength 3M tape is mounted on the back.

-You can also provide your own vector art saved as an .eps, compatible with CS5 OR a high resolution (300 ppi) jpeg, black and white with no gray tones. Email them to me at skaman1 [!at] mac.com. Below are templates to work from.
-If you have an idea but not computer skills, I can create it for you for a reasonable fee. You can email me a jpeg of your idea. An estimate will be provided and work will begin only after acceptance.

These are acid-etched, brass and nickel badges. The design is created on the computer, transferred to the metal with a heat process, then etched in an acid bath. It is not a machine like process and there can be small imperfections that give each badge its own character. The metal is then finished with an a patina, polished or painted.

HEAD BADGE SIZES
Oval blanks measure 2-9/16" H x 1-11/16" W, brass or nickel ($48)
Rounds measure 2", brass only, ($48)
Rectangles measure 1-1/2"W x 3" H, brass only, ($48)

PLAQUE SIZES
Small: Oval blanks measure 2 9/16" H x 1/11/16" W, brass or nickel, start at $48
Medium: 4-5/16"W x 2-1/2" H, brass or nickel, start at $65
Large: Measures 5-7/8" W x 3-1/2" H, brass or nickel, start at $85
XLarge: 7" W x 5-1/2" H, nickel only, start at $115

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  • Scott Mayeda

    Owner, Designer, Fabricator

    There are two things I have done most of my adult life: graphic design and bike riding. These bike badges just seemed to be the perfect marriage of the two.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 4, 2014
Thank you for your purchase! Each badge and plaque is a custom order. Please contact me at skaman1 [!at] mac.com to tell me more about your design.

I respond the same day to orders. After discussing your design, I create it on the computer and email it to your for approval or revisions. After approval, production generally takes 1-2 days, depending on what else is in the shop. After the piece is produced it is clear coated and I let it harden for a day. Then it ships by First-Class Mail.

If you want to provide your own artwork, go here to find a design template: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126515337/custom-bike-badges-with-your-name?ref=shop_home_active_2

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I stand by my work 100%. If you are not satisfied with the product I will make it right. I am happy to discuss any and all things regarding my work. If you are not happy I am not happy.
Payment
Payment is made before production begins. Payments are processed through PayPal or a major credit card. 
Thanks!


Shipping
After each piece is etched and finished, it is clear coated and hardens for 24 hours. It is then shipped by First-Class Mail to anywhere in the U.S. for $5.00. It takes 3 days to deliver. International orders ship for $10.00 and generally take 7 days to deliver. All prices include insurance.