Etching beads

This week’s Flaming Hot! Tips Tuesday discusses etching beads.? That’s one of those techniques I’ve never gotten around to yet, so I’m reading everyone’s tips with great interest.? Apparently milk (not skim, has to contain fat) is the magic ingredient to stop the chemical process.? Who would have thought it!

I’m pretty sure etching won’t work much, if at all, with boro glass.? However, I do have a lot of Moretti/Vetrofond beads that haven’t attracted any real attention at a couple of shows now.? It might be worth a try at etching some of those and see how well they do.? In fact, I can think of several sets that might work very well etched, so I might as well give it a shot.

1 comment

    • gwacie on November 23, 2007 at 8:49 am

    One word for etching boro: Sandblaster.

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