With a little imagination, you can easily create marvelous artwork.

Glass etching is a process that abrades or chemically eats areas of shapes or patterns into the glass which creates a rough frosted image. The frosted areas become noticeable with an elegant and unique white appearance. The design is elegant because the details that make up the image are nothing but the glass itself. I consider it to be a unique type of glass art because it can be done through multiple techniques.

If you’d like to see other examples, then check out some of my simple etched glasses or check out my new "project ideas" gallery.

Saving Time & Money

I became a huge fan of etching years ago and was astonished by the creativity and endless possibilities of what types of items you could create. My first idea was to start a business doing this line of work, so I sought after inexpensive equipment. I found a lot of sources and learned how to get into this industry at lower prices, so I turned that business idea around to create this site offering my information manual which is aimed to help others. Click on the cover below to get a glimpse of it:

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View the fun video to see an overview of what my materials are about to save money and time, while creating marvelous glass art whether you are a hobbyist or would like to start a business.

Download Free Etching Patterns

Check this out... Get my free glass etching patterns to use for simple projects or sandcarving intricate designs. Simply download and resize them to fit your glass. >> Download them here.

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10 Speed Dremel Rotary Engraving of Dolphin on Bottle

Another subscriber, Frances Haddick, sent in this beautiful rotary engraving of a dolphin on a green glass bottle. Another great use for recycling bottles into art! As she states below, the first photo shared on the left is before the highlights were added and the second is the completed engraving in a darker photo. She shared the below helpful details: I engraved this dolphin with a 10 speed dremel rotary tool,

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Rotary Engraved Eagle on Glass Beer Mug

For this post, I wanted to feature Valerie Berg and her rotary engraved mug of an eagle. She sent this in last year to share but I am just now getting to it. Sorry for the delay. She stated that it was done with rotary engraving tools, various bits and burs. You can see with the great level of detail, that there is various techniques used with each of the

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Diamond-Tipped Scribe Engravings on Glass Bottles, Cups & Jars

In this post, we feature Derek Phillips of Athens, Greece and his beautifully engraved artwork that he sent in awhile ago. I think this post is quite interesting, not only because his work is phenomenal, but also because he engraves with a unique method not talked about much: hand-scribed engraving This engraving process is basically done by using a hand-held pen-like tool with a diamond tip that is used to scratch the

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High Speed Engraver on Coffee Mugs & Rocks

Cheryl was nice enough to share some of her projects with us recently. I haven’t seen as much rotary engraving work done on mugs and rocks, so I thought this was interesting to share some ideas. I typically use sandblasting techniques to engrave mugs as explained in the member’s area. One of her projects was using a high speed engraver to carve through a ceramic mug, as seen on the

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Sandcarved Batman Etching

As you may know, I like to experiment with different types of etchings and patterns that I stumble across. Sometimes a pattern works out and sometimes it doesn’t. A while back, I found an interesting batman pattern online using the search techniques discussed in the membership area. I used my cutter to cut out the stencil and applied it to the glass, as you can see. Then I decided to sandcarve it with the double stage process, and as you can see below, I don’t think this pattern worked out for multiple reasons including some errors of my own. However, if the first stage was sandcarved deeper, it might have looked a little better. Earlier this week, I found this piece in a stack of test glass sheets that I

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