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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Sandblasted Wine Glass with Etched Stem

Hello all — it has been a while since I posted, and I am trying to find the time to get back into things. To start it up again, Rex Linder shared this sandblasted wine glass. I wanted to point out the interesting idea he used by etching the stem of the glass. This reminded me of a tip you could do as well by trying to do negative etchings

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What Type of Sandblast Equipment for Etching is Recommended?

Many people ask me about “what type of sandblasting equipment is recommended to etch glass,” and it really depends on what your goal is. I discuss this in the ebook/membership site and occasionally throughout the blog, but I don’t think I have explained it in one, concise, detailed post on this blog. After receiving the recent email below from Joy C., I figure it would be helpful to write it

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Finding the Best Etching Cream Experiment

I don’t use etching cream quite as much as sandblasting, but many people here use it and I enjoy experimenting to find the better products.   I also find it interesting to mix/combine cream with sandblasting or engraving as I will be discussing in the member’s area here. So it is something you might want to try out if you don’t currently work with the creme. Anyway, this post is

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Experiment Etching Patterns & How to Photograph

I wanted to cover a few topics in this post: Idea of experimenting patterns and etching them on bottles Finding excellent free patterns Tips on how to photograph etched glass Experimenting patterns and etching idea A lot of times I like to experiment with various patterns on glass to see how they look or I will etch/sandblast against different glass colors to see how the contrast of your etching pops

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Multi-Etched Tempered Glass with Framed Light

Omar Alvarez shared his multi-etched tempered glass which is lit up with an homemade LED frame through the submission form. As you may know, I enjoy lighting up sandblasted glass, especially items that are carved deep. This submission brings up another topic too, because it was sandcarved into tempered glass which is known to break when you engrave too deep. I discussed whether carving/etching tempered glass is possible in a past post. Since Omar sandblasted this lightly for a longer time than usual rather than using a higher pressure setting for a short period of time, it turned out a success! Also note, as I mentioned in my blog post tip that using a very small piece of tempered glass has less forces and was less likely to break. He

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