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« on: September 10, 2012 12:24:33 AM »

Hi all!
I have a pretty large-scale project I'd like to undertake, and, as someone who's never done this before, I thought I'd reach out to see if I'm about to make a huge terrible mistake.

So my idea is for all my Christmas presents to extended family, etc. I'd like to take those hand-blown Bodum glasses and etch everyone's initials into them. They are not cheap so I'd like to make sure I do it right. I was thinking about using stencils and the liquid etching. The glass seems very thin...do I have to worry that it might eat all the way through?

Other than that, anyone have any tips for me or lessons learned? Any recommendations for the etching liquid or stencils?

Here are the glasses I plan on using: http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Pavina-8-Ounce-Double-Thermo/dp/B005ASF0J8

Thanks so much for any help!
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012 11:05:18 AM »

Those look like pretty glasses, and such a great gift idea.

The etching products you get today are not of such a strength they could go through the glass. Most of them are just surface etching products.

There are some great tutorials with products listed here.

Hope that all helps, and please post your project when done. Smiley

« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013 06:07:05 AM »

Hi there, I just read your posting from last fall. I wanted to etch a bodum pavina glass for a gift, but found that the etching cream (armour etch) didn't Orkney on that glass as it does on others.

Were you successful? If so, how did you go about it?
Thank you!
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