The other day I learned how to use a sand blaster and you know how when you learn a new skill your mind explodes with possible uses. That happens to me and sometimes I get so many random ideas bouncing around in my head I wake up in the middle of the night. This is the project that woke me up at 3:00AM and would not let me go back to bed.
I was tired of having boring old glasses in my cupboard, on my table, and holding my juice. If I know one thing it is that drinks taste better when consumed from awesome containers. If you doubt this fact just look at the curly straw! I rest my case. Now on to how I went about customizing my glassware just in time for the holiday season.
Step 1: Tools and Materials Needed
What follows is the list of materials and tools I used to make these awesome glasses.
7.5 oz(221.80ml) Rocks Glass
Orcal 651 5 year sign vinyl***
80 grit sand blasting medium**
Tools (I made it at the techshop which had all the tools on hand)
Cnc vinyl cutter*
Teflon scissors(you can use normal scissors it can just get a bit sticky)
Trusty Project notepad
Shopper discount card* or similar semi stiff piece of plastic. CD coasters work well too.
Dish Towel(not provided by tech shop)*
Inkscape (or other vector art program)*
*Not shown in the picture
**Materials provided by the Techshop
***Can be purchased in small amounts at the Techshop for a reasonable price.