Post by fernwood on Jan 17, 2023 7:51:03 GMT -5
I wanted to do about 6-8 etched mugs, wine glasses and ornaments for the work Christmas party.
that didn't happen, as I became very sick after my daughter gave me the decals for etching.
I was able to get 2 mugs and 2 ornaments done before becoming sick.
I am feeling much better now and am no longer confined to home.
At work on Sunday was told the mugs and ornaments were the first to go as prizes for games played.
I was asked to make more ornaments.
I want to make some ornaments that are filled with crystal rock chips. I will need to epoxy the tops on those.
They would have an O'so decal or stained glass paint logo on the front.
Once I can get my flat lap up and going, I might do some polished slabs. Then etch them.
The flat lap is refurbished. I just need to clean out my utility room, have some modifications made to that. then I will have room for all my lapidary equipment in one place.
One of the mugs.
Ornaments with Hops in them.
I got the hops from some friends who are regular customers at O'so. They also supply some hops to O'so.
I hope more people here explore the wonderful world of etching polished rocks.
It is pretty easy to do and the results are amazing.
You just have to be sure the rock is highly polished and that the etching stencil is firmly in place.
Some parts of a rock may etch differently than others.
I use Amour Etch, glass etching cream.
Hope to get a few more rocks etched for the February 1 show I am doing.
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Post by agatewhisperer on Jan 18, 2023 23:19:29 GMT -5
Glad you feel better. I also used armour etch. How long do you usually let it sit on the rock or glass? I'm still trying to figure out my recipe...
Also, I'm impressed with the ornaments because I found that trying to get the template on a rounded surface can be pretty frustrating. Good work!