Thursday, December 26, 2013
Well, we were given these beautiful blue wine bottles so we drug out the bottle cutter and I looked online for inspiration as to what to do with them. I like the look of engraved glass so used an acid etch to put a design on some old bottles for practice but just didn't like the look of it and didn't think it would work on these blue bottles
I guess Santa knew that because I woke up on Christmas morning to find a huge box under the tree! It had to be from Santa because my husband and I don't exchange gifts - we usually prefer to buy what we want when we want it so the box was a huge surprise!
In the box was a 245 piece rotary tool set with 2 rotary tools, a flexible shaft for detail work and every imaginable bit and doodad ever made for it. I immediately grabbed up the diamond bits and started in on a beach scene on one of the bottles. Remember, this is my first try at glass engraving so don't laugh too hard! I'm told the glass is pretty forgiving so hope I can recover from any mistakes made!
The dolphin and the waves are patterns but the seagulls on the opposite side are free-hand and still in the process of being engraved. I also plan to add another gull and maybe a lighthouse in the distance.
What will I do with these bottles after I engrave them? Hmmmm, I'm not really sure! I've seen some lovely patio lights made from recycled wine bottles and also some wind chimes - I'm sure something will eventually come to me but if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know!