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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Sandblasting Large Boulders into Signs On-Site

Ross Wease seems to do a large variety of etchings and sandcarvings! He submitted these sandblasted wood, glass & stone signs in a past submission and now has shared some very large stones that were sandcarved for signs on site! Some stones weight thousands of pounds which would not be ideal to haul around. Large stones like this require either a portable sandblasting system with tarps to recollect the abrasive

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Star Wars Etched Art with Stained Glass Borders

This featured etching was submitted to us by Brenda Weston. Not only is her theme cool with a Star Wars etched glass, but it is also interesting that she mixed her stained glass hobby in her work. Brenda placed a stained glass border pattern around her etched glass centerpiece. I thought that was a great idea that you could try as well! Her submissions weren’t just Stars Wars etchings, but

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Hand Engraved Mugs and Vases by Diane Lee

Here is the latest featured submission to the blog by Diane Lee. She sent in these great pictures of various designs all hand engraved with a diamond scribe tools on mugs and vases. These look so fun! She also provided the below which talks about: what type of patterns she recommends how to hand engrave the patterns into the glass and how to angle the lightening so you can see

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Early 1900’s Horse Wagon Mirror Engraved Flower Design?

If you like glass engraving/etching and antique art that was accomplished in the past history, you will like this post. Randy S. emailed me these pictures to get my opinion on how the design was created into a mirror inside a similar 1910-ish horse drawn Gypsy Wagon that he is restoring. And we need your thoughts and opinions on what type of engraving was used. Given the year this was

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Micro-Motor Engraved Shading

Jean Anderson sent over these glass projects of her micro-motor engraved shadings. These are excellent and we don’t really talk much about rotary engraving, so this is a great post! I get questions about how to do shading with a rotary engraver and Jean shares some details on what she uses below. Here are some of the “shaded” engraving pieces I have completed. These are engraved using a micro-motor (held in the hand) and good quality diamond, stone and rubber abrasive burs to develop different “shades” from quite bright (diamonds) to darker areas (which are achieved by polishing areas back with stone and rubber burs). Some of the more subtle transitions in shade are achieved by holding the burs directly in the hand and rubbing it on already engraved areas.

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