But having a finely crafted ale out of just any old pint glass simply won't do. Nor would it be appropriate to drink a $90/bottle of Scotch from a Dixie cup. To truly appreciate a beverage it should be served in the proper vessel. Stepping it up a notch by having that vessel custom engraved can add a touch of class to the occasion.
This is different than chemical etching glass that you see quite often. This method of etching it much deeper in the glass, as much as 1mm in some areas. You can see and feel the difference in glass depth with sandblasting, chemical etching always gave me lackluster results.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Computer with vector art software (Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape)
Utility knife or xacto knife
Squeegee or credit card
Sandblast media (I use Aluminum Oxide 80-90 grit)
Glass substrate (Mug, pint, shot, scotch, glass)