When designing for an engraving, balance and flow are key for a non-repeating, asymmetrical result. However, sometimes putting the pattern on repeat is the most effective strategy.
If the section to be engraved is not the star of the show, the use of repeating patterns can provide the desired results. This area engraved by Steve Dunn uses leaves and chevrons in repeating patterns in these narrow strips.
With the wood stock made using beautiful stripes of color, the gold inlay echoes this feature very well. The continuation of the striped stock pattern onto the metal parts adds interest and character to the firearm. Very nice, Steve!