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:

Featured Video

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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Sandcarving LED Glass Stands

Gilly Saucedo sent over some of his latest sandcarving items that I thought were cool. He used some nice looking blue LEDs that were placed in glass holder stands and frames. I also want to discuss the interesting idea he used of sandblast-carving designs into LED glass stands. I have worked with these LED stands a little bit. Sandcarving Plastic Glass Types without Burning Tip: As you can see in

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Reusable Stencil Multi-Packs

We now offer our reusable stencils in multi-packs! These are strictly offered through Amazon and come with a free CD-ROM with tutorials and patterns to use. Upper Case & Lower Case Letter Stencils with Crests: Order on Amazon here Wedding Stencils (3) Pack: Order on Amazon here Wild & Domesticated Animal Stencils: Order on Amazon here Nautical Stencil (3) Pack: Order on Amazon here Wildlife & Outdoors (4) Pack: Order

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Micro Rotary Engraver Pen: Review for Engraving Glass Use

I’ve been wanting to try out these low cost micro engraver pens for a while because they seem precise. Recently, I found the chance to test it out for engraving glass and I wanted to give my thoughts. First off, you can find these on Amazon here. Quick Rotary Engraving Experiment Print Pattern– just like the hand-scribe engraved tutorial, I found some great sketch-type patterns, printed them to the size

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Carving Engraved Designs into Concrete, Stepping Stones or Pavers

We featured Gilly Saucedo a couple weeks ago here. He was nice enough to share some of his other work in this post of engraved designs done on concrete and stepping stones, and these are really cool. I though others might benefit from this post because it isn’t talked about as much as carving designs into natural rocks. We will eventually be discussing this in the rock blasting member’s area.

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Making Custom Frame for Scenic Etched Glass

In this post I just wanted to show a simple etched project I worked on and built a wooden frame from scratch. This is something you can do too. I am working on putting together a more in-depth tutorial which will be posted in the member’s area. In a nutshell, here are the steps I took: 1 . Cutting frame I found some scrap wood and cut it in 45 degree angles to my preferred dimensions. There at least a couple ways to cut out the groove for the glass to rest. The best tool to use is a router. 2 . Cut glass to size & make sure it fits Then I used my Toyo glass cutter to cut a sheet of glass to fit into the groove area

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