Introduction: Easy Way to Engrave on Glass

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Customize glassware with nothing more than a Dremel Engraver.  With this nifty little tool you can engrave your own custom designs on glass jugs, engrave glasses for wedding and engagement gifts, repurpose glass jars in practical containers and have lots of fun.

I have posted plenty of projects on using various Dremel Tools, so check them out if you have time.

Step 1: Mask Off

When doing a fairly detailed design, I find it easier to apply masking tape to the entire project, unless you are expert at using an engraver.  By masking off you not only add protection to the glass, but also make it easier to follow a template.

Step 2: Draw or Trace

Draw or trace your chosen design onto the glass. I am a wildlife fanatic and love Zebras, so I am adding a zebra onto a glass jar to add to my African collection.  If you aren't very good at drawing, find a nice picture on the Internet that you can use.

Step 3: Cut Out

Use a sharp craft knife to cut out the areas that will be engraved.  You can see how easy it makes the actual engraving process when you use masking tape.

Step 4: Start Engraving

Where you removed the tape you will now gently stroke across the glass.  You don't need to apply heavy pressure, let the engraving tool do what it's supposed to do.  For a more pronounced effect, go over the design again.  You can also do shading by increasing the speed of the engraver.

Step 5: Polish and Display

All-in-all this project took about an hour from start to finish and I now have another piece to add to my collection.  The jug was on special and cost practically nothing, which means I saved myself a bundle!

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