This definitely turned out better than I thought it would. Not sure why, but I guess seeing the ones at the mall kind of gave me this weird expectation. Regardless, I blew that expectation out of the water. Guess the last couple of years of experience really reflected here, because getting the image right was actually pretty easy.
Check out ezblanks.com for the case, really inexpensive and quality is great! This was on the rose wood they offer, cleaned with alcohol on a toothbrush first, then wiped with an alcohol wipe. I resealed the engraving with some rattle can stuff to make sure it keeps its dark color.