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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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

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Sandcarved Etched Acrylic Glass Displays

I am happy to post about Glenn Kelley. He is sharing a few samples of his sculpted etchings known as sandcarvings which were done on acrylic glass and provides his story on how he got into business doing this. That is always interesting to hear! He shared the below: We started sandcarving items as Christmas presents almost two years ago. We found your website very informative and took it from

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Sandblasted Glass Mugs, Pilsner Glasses & Wood Picket Boards

Carl sent this latest post and pictures of his sandblasted glass mugs and pilsner glasses. He also sandblast engraved into some wooden boards. This seems to be catching on more lately. He provided the below details on these projects: The first one shows a bottle with a stencil and the unmasked version which was blasted with: a pressure of 55 psi grit 70 because that what I have at the

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Landscape Sandblasted Rocks with Outdoor Sealer

Danny Elser shared these unique sandblasted rocks with various design through the form. I thought they had a unique, clean appearance that I loved and asked him if he polished them of some sort. Danny stated that he grinded the rock surface and used an outdoor sealer, which I am guessing is what give it somewhat of a shine! He shared the below description of how he makes these, along

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Sandblasted Wood, Glass & Stone Signs

Ross Wease sent in these sandblasted projects through the submission form which consists of glass signs, a stone and a wood sign! Technically, I call the stone a sign as well since it displays an establishment. This is a great post because I have been wanting to discuss sandblasting wood signs, so I hope this gives you an idea. At least three of his projects shown required the sandcarving process. Remember to click the photos to see an enlarged version! He shared the below: A few sandblasted projects. I mainly blast signs in wood, stone and glass. Lately, I have been doing more art work with multiply layers in glass. Having an LED light at night makes them look even better. Polishing the edges of the glass will help reflect

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