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Lolo’s Glass Etching

June 28, 2010

This week it’s about glass. Glass etching that is.

I’ve always been curious about working with such breakable objects, like glass, mirrors, things like that. I’ve always wanted to do stained glass, but honestly didn’t feel like I was artistic enough to pull it off. And then glass blowing, oh seriously man, watching those people turn those giant balls of glass around in a flame and holding their mouth so close to it- geesh. Yeah, no way. I can admire from afar! But this week, sorry, it’s about ETCHING. See, I don’t know how to do that either, and really, it’s still kinda scary. How do you not break what you’re working on? What if you knick too deep? Not deep enough? I mean, working with paper is just so much easier, but working with glass might just be a little more rewarding.

See, you get a glass out everyday, or perhaps just when you’re entertaining, but still, quite a bit. And everyone around you sees that glass, or that Christmas ornament. But books. They’re sometimes like little hidden gems- we like to keep them in our purses and pockets and only bring them out when no one’s looking. Sometimes we don’t even write in them because we’re too scared to ruin them. Silly people! But glasses- well, what a funny dichotomy. First I’m sitting here talking about how delicate and breakable they are and how you etch in them is absolutely beyond me, and now I’m talking about how durable and every day they are to be enjoyed by all! Silly me.

Anywho- these particular glasses of all sorts and sizes are etched by none other than BESTeam member Lolo. They really do make perfect gifts: Father’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings (for both the bride and groom or for your wedding party), Anniversaries, Christmas, you name it!

She has shot glasses, double shot glasses, tumblers, margarita glasses, champagne glasses, hurricanes (are we sensing a pattern here?;)) but she also has votives, vases, and Christmas ornaments. Their are of course her own designs; roses, patriotics, Kanji, etc, but you can also personalize them with your own monogram or name!

So, go check out Lolo’s Glass Etching! Go, now, Go!
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2010 9:30 pm

    I too am leery of glass etching. I imagine the sound a pointed object would make on glass…like fingernails on a chalkboard! LOL! I am glad that Lolo has decided to share with the world these wonderful pieces!

  2. June 28, 2010 11:25 pm

    Nice feature.To put your mind at ease glass etching is not the same as engraving .
    It is a cream that you apply with a stenciled design. The cream comes with a special diluted acid known as hydrofluoric acid that eats/etches the exterior of your glass quite lightly. It’s used for effectively etching designs into great looking glass cups and/or wine glasses. 🙂

  3. June 29, 2010 2:43 am

    Great etched pieces. I’ve done a bit of etching but hadn’t thought of doing things like shot glasses and candle holders and such. What a great take on the art form!

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