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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(Textured Crystal) 1.5 oz Glass Lacquer Paint

A single order of our professional crystal textured version of our glass paint stains in a 1.5 ounce bottle. Provides a translucent color to your glass and dries to a beautiful textured crystal finish. Great for glass art or adding color to your etched glass. Acetone or lacquer solvent may be used for thinning or cleaning up. 12 colors available, as shown below, each sold separately. Warning: These have very

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Sandblasting Pet Memorials on Rocks

We have talked a little bit about carving designs into rocks in the past such as this simple example, a fun pet carved rock here, Russ’ large boulders here and some listed here, Danny’s landscape rocks here, Ernie’s memorial headstone here, Glen’s sculpture rocks here, and Cheryl’s concrete blocks here. Since this site is mostly dedicated to glass etching, we haven’t talked about it in depth. But I figured it

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Sandblaster Etching Nozzle & Reducer Hose Kit

Reduces fatigue from holding the standard and unnecessarily heavy cumbersome hose for our craft. Improves maneuverability so it’s easier to place inside a cabinet and use. Increases longevity with it’s stainless steel valve. Reduces likelihood of stopping in the middle of blasting your project to replace the valve. Whether you’re surface etching or deep sandcarving a project, the biggest changes many people desire is to replace their abrasive hose with

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How to Take Apart & Clean a Glass Cutter

Whether you used oil that isn’t made for glass cutting or the roller just clogged up over time, this post will explain how to take apart and clean a glass cutter. I haven’t used my Toyo cutter in a while and recently realized the head and roller blade was quite clogged up with gunk. I believe it may be more prone to be clogged when unapproved oil is used. Embarrassingly,

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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 bricks, pavers & granite and utilize the laser for stencils when I have laser friendly materials. When I can, I sandblast rather than use the laser for “blasting” as the finish is a much nicer hand-feel. I sandblast a lot of concrete pavers, s/s tumblers & glassware, liquor bottles as well as powder coated & anodized items. I am in

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