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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Personalization Gifts with Sandblasting & Laser: Pie Plates, Liquor Bottles, Tumbler, Glassware & Concrete Pavers

In this featured post, we are showcasing sandblast etched gifts by Vicki of JR Laser Solutions. Vicki personalizes just about everything, including liquor bottles, tumblers, glassware & concrete pavers. The latest project is an interesting idea of a pie plate as shown in the photo. Check it out! As stated, Vicki does both laser etching and sandblasting and provided the below details: I’ve cut stencils on the vinyl cutter for

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Making Framed Lightbox Mirror Etchings for Awards

This post features Dennis Turner and his etchings done on the backside of mirrors and placed inside a self-made framed lightbox. This is a cool post because it uses the idea of what many of us are interested in: lighting up your glass etching and making a frame for it. But he included another idea that is super cool; he made these for team awards and gave a personalized etching

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Etching Whiskey Bottles & Cups by Jennifer R.

Jennifer Roy sent in the latest sample of etchings and I liked the ideas, especially of etching a whiskey bottle! The photo shows a whiskey bottle that she etched with the stencil positioned on the left and the completed etching on the right. Thinking more about this, you could etch a nice flask too since many people like those as gifts. I found some glass flasks here or you can

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Tips on Lighting up Large Sandcarvings

A while back, I did this simple sandcarving of the Cincinnati Bengals logo on a large piece of glass. I had a wood frame that wasn’t being used so I cut the glass to size. By the way, this nice large sheet of glass was acquired free using the technique discussed here. After the logo was sandcarved into the glass, I purchased some orange leds which match the team colors

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How to Make Hand-Scribe Engravings

Because there was a lot of interest in Derek’s diamond-tipped scribe engravings and I never tried it before, I wanted to post a simple beginner tutorial here on how to do it. The 3 piece diamond-point engraving scribe set used in this tutorial can be found on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2sg62m3 I first searched for a pattern online that had more of a sketching look to it. I found a fish design to experiment with which I believe is a bluegill. The design was resized to the glass size and printed out. Tape the design to back of glass. I just taped the top side so that I could lift up the paper design and check on my progress. Outline with small tip. Begin engraving by using the fine diamond tip

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