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.

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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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Etching Glasses & Mugs for Wedding Party Idea

Since it is the start of wedding season, I figured a post about etching glass items for weddings should be discussed. You might want to refer back to my post on my thoughts of the possible demand of etching gifts here which included estimated potential for the wedding market. I also was digging through some past photos of small projects I did and want to show these to give you

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Highlighter Added to Etched Glass & Lighting it with Black lights

I have talked about etching mirrors before and it is nothing new. We also featured many others like Steffen who lit his welcome sign with LEDs, Ernie who used LEDs to light up his framed mirror, Dana with a similar interesting piece, Suzanne with her Harley Davidson etched mirror, Schelesia with her Ford Mustang car mirror, Mark with his hand-engraved mirror, Dave with his shade blastings on mirror of a

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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 surface of the glass. As you can imagine, Derek says hand scribing is more difficult and tiring on the hand in comparison to rotary engraving. He says all his work here was done with the below scribe using only two burrs. Derek shared the below comments about his work: I have been doing engraving on ordinary glass jars with a

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