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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Bottle Cutter Kit (Improved) with Heat Separation Tool

If you can recall, a while back, we launched our own bottle cutter brand, Upcycle EZ-Cut, which was designed for cutting bottles perfectly. But the sad truth is even the best bottle cutter available can still have problems separating the score line and end up breaking incorrectly. The problem here isn’t always with the bottle cutter, but a lot of times it is because the heat used to separate it

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James L. Bruce’s Engravings & Tribute to the Artist

Kristine Watson was nice enough to share these photos of her collection of James L. Bruce’s engravings. She mentioned she was a personal friend of the artist and believes she has the largest collection of his “Living Mirrors”. I wasn’t familiar with the artist so she was willing to do this post as a tribute to James Bruce and his spectacular work. Check out his work by clicking on the

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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, using a wand attached to the dremel that hangs above me for easy handling. This piece took about 3 hours to engrave. I did not outline first, as I usually do…this time I decided to start engraving with a green stone cone, working my way from the inside out. After engraving the entire dolphin with the stone, I switched to

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