jadeTiger used a dremel tool with a diamond wheel point, which is perfect for engraving and can be used on wood, jade, ceramic, glass, hardened steel, semi-precious stones and other hard materials. I'm really looking forward to trying this DIY out now that we have a Dremel!
What You Need
- Old jars or glasses that you want to etch
- Dremel Tool with diamond wheel point (Threadbanger suggests using an Amaco Diamond-Tipped Glass Engraver if you don't have a Dremel)
- Template, pattern or drawing you want to copy (optional) + tape
- Mask or scarf to cover face
- Safety glasses
- Tape pattern or drawing you want to copy inside of the glass. You could also do this all freehand if you have a steady hand and some drawing skills.
- Cover face with mask so you don't breath in the fine glass particles. Don your safety glasses.
- Turn on Dremel and follow pattern inside glass.
- Repeat as needed for jars or glasses.
Photos by jadeTiger