Once you've mastered the skill of drilling a hole through a pebble or sea glass you can begin to get creative and start to carve and engrave designs into them. This easy to follow tutorial with step by step pictures shows you how.
How to Carve Hearts In Pebbles & Sea Glass
How to Create Shade In Your Glass Engraving.
Paul Amphlett was a self taught artist and illustrator for 18 years until 2007 when he went to the Royal Forest of Dean to help and work with his dear friend and stained glass artist Mollie Meager. Here, Paul shares some of his incredible work and explains how he's expanded his knowledge of shading in glass engraving and the tools with which to do it.
7 Uses For Bottle Neck Diamond Core Drills
When it comes to making holes in glass, stone or ceramic you have to use a diamond drill bit, more specifically, a diamond core drill. Now, like me you may have discovered that if you want to drill a hole larger than, lets say 3mm, you have to use a heavy handed household drill because the shank of the core drill is too big to fit into your handy hobby drill...
Repair of a Carriage Clock Wheel
Clock repairer Julius has dovetailed a new tooth into a carriage clock wheel. Find out how, and what tools he used to help him do this.
How to Drill A Hole in Glass Bottles (Infographic)
Recycle your empty wine and beer bottles and turn them into something wonderful. Here we show you how to drill a hole in your glass bottles in this easy to follow infographic.
It's really easy to transform your favourite tipple of Merlot into a wind chime or a lantern once you've drunk it, so give it a clean, kit yourself out with a diamond core drill a hand drill and get busy!
5 Ways to Recycle Glass Bottles
Are you embarrassed when you take your recycling bin out for collection and your neighbours can hear the copious amounts you've been drinking the past week? (Or is that just me!) Well, be embarrassed no more! Grab those glass bottles from the recycle bin and take some inspiration from this article and make something useful out of them.
Nancy Sutcliffe, Glass Engraving Tools
Glass Engraver, Nancy Sutcliffe very kindly shares her words of wisdom with regards to a few tools that she uses in her beautiful engravings.
Nancy uses her drill engraver as you would with paint brush to canvas. Many engravers use the drill technique because it allows them to 'draw' on the glass, allowing more control and freedom.
How To Make Ear Wires (Infographic)
Follow our step by step, easy to follow infographic for how to make ear wires and once you've mastered it double up on your wire and make two at the same time.
This is a great way to save time plus you'll have a pair of ear wires that look identical.
How to Engrave a Glass Window onto Glass.Part 1
The trick is to use an Arkansas stone burr to lightly mark the glass then use a grey polisher or even better a black silicone wheel, to obliterate all but the faintest of marks...
How to Drill Through Glass (Infographic)
This simple, easy to follow Infographic shows you how to drill through glass and the tools you will need to do this. Whether you are drilling through sea glass, fused glass or jewellery glass the principles are the same. Use this simple guide to make sure you create the perfect hole in whatever glass you drill.