For this round, we are featuring Patrick B’s submission. He engraved an eagle with the American flag, by sand carving it into jade. He also used LED lights to light it up.
Jade glass is a softer substrate than the common, annealed glass, but can still be etched into. Jade is usually made from various materials such as limestone, sand, sodium carbonate, etc. Many glass awards for special events use jade. See his etchings below and click the photos for an enlarged view.
Patrick shared that this project was originally completed for fun, but then turned into a retirement monument for someone. I can attest that people want one every time I etch an interesting project too 🙂 He used white LEDs in the left version, then blue and red LED’s in the right to light up the effects. Very cool!
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