|One of my completed pendants|
So I was playing with my glass scraps the other day, made up some fused glass pendants in my mini kiln. I got out the etching cream to etch some designs on a couple of dichroic glass scraps. While I was waiting for the pendants to fuse, I surfed the internet for some inspiration. I came across a site that said you could use etching cream to make glass scraps look like beach glass. What a great idea! I had some broken up pieces of wine bottles in a container as I wanted to fuse them in my kiln as an experiment, so I grabbed a couple and dipped them in the etching cream. I fused one of the pieces with a few other pendants to see how it turned out.
|Glass on the left is untouched, glass on the right is fused and etched|
After fusing, the glass lost its sharp edges, but it also lost its etched look, so I dipped it in the etching cream again. Now I have another piece of "beach glass" to wire wrap and make into a pendant. What a fun way to recycle my wine bottles!