I am addicted to glass etching!! I made etched glass beer mugs and glasses and candle holders for all my friends/family for christmas this year. Unfortunatly I ran out of time and coudn't photograph them before I had to give them away
I made a set of "The crow" glasses, a Trent Rezner beer mug, personalized candle holders, and glasses with snowflakes for the ladies my boyfriend works with. They all loved them!
I do have some from my personal collection to share though. It is SO HARD to take pictures of glasses, nevermind the DESIGN on the glasses, so please excuse the fuzziness!
My method for glass etching is easy.. for some of them I use stickers, like the sugar and tea jars, then tape off the frame for the words with painters tape. Some of them I freehand a stencil, again with painters tape, like the hitman logo and the umbrella logo. The girl and boy kissing and the ivy were stencils I found online (I believe stencilry.org, I can check if you'd like them), I resize them and print them out. I then tape up the glass with painters tape and scotch tape the paper with the design over it, and carve through both with an exacto knife. Time consuming, but I love them!
Fairy candle holder
Boy kissing girl with heart candle holder (about the size of shot glass)
Girl holding boys hand with heart candle holder (about the size of shot glass)
"Hitman" logo, from movie and video game, my boyfriend is so obsessed he has it tattoo'd on his chest
(however, I do think it's a cool logo) This one I freehanded with an exacto knife.
"Cold Spider" from the band cold. This one is my obsession
(and one of my tattoos)
Boyfriends other obsession.. "Umbrella Corporation" logo from Resident Evil. This one was the hardest!!! I made a stencil for the letters on the computer and carving this one was THE WORST. I swore and swore and swore but I love the end result. I wouldn't do it again though
Ivy vase.. my personal favorite. Our kitchen is "ivy" themed