Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [glass]

For questions about arts and crafts specifically involving glass.

6
votes
1answer
37 views

How to sand food safe glass by hand

I have a few kitchen items that have become chipped from use (such as pint glasses and mixing bowls) and I would like to sand them to make the edges dull so they are safe to use again. I saw the ...
4
votes
1answer
27 views

What can cut curve curved glass? [duplicate]

Let's say you want to cut around a jar which is very curved, a traditional glass cutter wouldn't work well, so what would you use?
2
votes
1answer
27 views

Attaching wood to glass?

I want to make a floor/plateau in a glass terrarium. A dwarf hamster will use it, so they're not very heavy, but I'd like to be able to place some things like a small food dish, maybe some ...
5
votes
2answers
44 views

Gluing metal to glass

What type of glue is ideal for gluing metal to glass? The metal piece is fairly heavy. The glass sheet will lay vertical such that the adhesive will have to contend with gravity (weight of the metal ...
6
votes
3answers
110 views

Cheap alternative to glass?

I recently researched this, and i found that glassine paper is supposedly a good cheap alternative. I ordered it on amazon, but i was very unhappy with it. It was barely transparent and the glassine ...
3
votes
1answer
667 views

Proper glue to adhere laser printed paper to glass beads

The setup: Trying to make custom fridge magnets that are a large glass bead (with flat bottom), printed paper circle with text or image, then a magnet. So... Glass Adhesive Paper (printed side up) ...
4
votes
1answer
41 views

What should I consider when making homemade steam distillation equipment?

Background: I found myself on a wonderful Wikipedia ramble at work the other day, and stumbled across a method for extracting essential oils from plant matter called steam distillation. As there is ...
1
vote
2answers
100 views

Create a glass replica of something made of plastic (or other material)

I found an amazing product online and my only qualm with it was that it came with plastic containers (I try to avoid plastic when dealing with food as much as I can). I asked the company if they plan ...
5
votes
2answers
8k views

Is it possible to melt a glass bottle without a kiln?

I've seen these cheese plates, art, spoonrests etc. are made of melted glass bottles. Is it possible to melt these in a normal household oven? Or do you need something like a kiln? If it is possible ...
8
votes
2answers
5k views

Which glue should I use to attach paper to glass?

When making things that go in bottles (primarily beer), I want to add labels to the bottles. I like the look of matte paper labels such as those found on fancy wine bottles, but I'm having difficulty ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to protect/seal frosted glass spray

The frosted glass is specifically to diffuse an RGB LED lamp thing I made, so every scratch and other degradation on this thing so far is very prominent. There must be 8 coats of Rustoleum frosted ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

Can I use inkjet waterslide transfers on glass bottles?

I was wondering if there is anyone who has used the inkjet waterslide transfers on glass or bottles as part of a recycling art project? I will be making some wine bottles as centerpieces for my ...
2
votes
3answers
416 views

How to remove Corona bottle printing? [duplicate]

I'm planning to use recycled Corona bottles to pack some juice I'm producing, but to put my own logo on these bottles, I want to remove the original printed brand. In my city, and even in my whole ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Pitted glass help [closed]

What can be done to glass that have little pits in it but invisible to the eye? But makes it impossible to get anything to cling or stick to the glass without lifting up or coming loose from the glass....
2
votes
2answers
975 views

How to glue stones and shells to burlap-covered wood?

I bought a oval, finished piece of wood, then I covered it with burlap. My issue now is which kind of glue should I use to hold my glass stones and shells on it? I have my glue gun , this what I used ...
4
votes
0answers
84 views

How do I get a glass jar out of refractory plaster?

So today I made a metal foundry with a 2/4 plaster 1/4 sand and 1/4 water mix and I put a glass jar in the middle of it to create room. But now the glass jar is stuck and I don't want to break it. Any ...
5
votes
1answer
45 views

Frosting on a glass surface to have specific patterns

I was trying to create crystal patterns on a glass like in the following video: Crystal pattern example on YouTube But how should I proceed in order to get a snowflake pattern, for instance, or ...
2
votes
1answer
137 views

How to dye a transparent piece of glass or plastic?

I want to dye (or buy) a piece of glass or plastic (whatever works best) white. However, I still want to be able to see through it. I guess about 80% white - 20% transparent. I only need to see ...
5
votes
1answer
466 views

What glue can I use for glass and polycarbonate bonding?

I need to glue round glass (20 mm) inside a round hole in polycarbonate (tight fit). Only the glass edge (1 mm thick) and polycarbonate edge (1.5 mm) are surfaces that will hold the glue bond. ...
4
votes
1answer
192 views

How can one blow/work with borosilicate glass to a container of precise dimensions?

I am a poor graduate student who is wishing to make a container out of borosilicate. I need pretty tight control over the final shape. Is it possible to work a piece of glass to a specific spec by ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

What can I use to repair a beach glass pendant?

My wife got a small painted white beach-glass (also known as sea glass) pendant while we were travelling out east (Canada) years ago. I got a good size chip on it somehow recently. The chip is about ...
5
votes
1answer
457 views

Is there a heat resistant glue that's appropriate for adhering twine to glass?

I would like to glue twine to a wine bottle and convert it into a lamp/light. Is there a recommended adhesive that will work for this purpose while being safe from the radiant heat of the bulb?
8
votes
1answer
81 views

Method for embedding rock mosaic in transparent material

I am looking for a way to do the following. 1. Arrange a pattern of semi-precious stones. 2. Embed it in a transparent medium so that it can be hung up, say in front of a window. Someone suggested I ...
3
votes
1answer
67 views

Lacquer on glassware

I have some beer glasses with decal-like decorations that I assume are some kind of plastic or maybe even glass/faience. How are these made?
6
votes
0answers
85 views

How to tack fuse glass frit and keep pores in glass

I am trying to make a glass sheet that is porous and I am looking for tips on my kiln cycle program. I have soda lime glass beads that I crushed into a powder and I am planning on pouring them into a ...
9
votes
2answers
204 views

How to fix glass kaleidoscope inside cardboard tube

I have a maker/craft project making a kaleidoscope out of three mirrors and a badminton shuttlecock tube (sawn in half). This will be a project for a class of school kids aged 8-12, so we'll have to ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

Plastic/Glass for a very large, custom frame

I am working on a large poster to display my original Pokemon cards, but because of the size of the cards and the way I wanted them to be laid out, store bought frames are out of the question. The ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I remove paint from glass bottles w/o paint thinner?

I've got a couple of glass Saratoga bottles, like the one pictured below. I'd like to remove the paint from them, but I don't want to use paint thinners or similar solvents. What household tools can ...
2
votes
1answer
208 views

How can I repair broken glass inside a stained glass project?

My wife has this small stained glass decoration she made in high school that has been around forever. For almost that same amount of time there are a couple of break in one of the pieces. The pictures ...
13
votes
7answers
26k views

What can I do to smooth and polish hand cut glass edges?

I make small frames and boxes and I like to put in mirror and glass in those projects. In trying to avoid dealing with the question I usually frame in the mirror so that no one will see the clean cut ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

What paints can I use on glass? [duplicate]

On this website, they propose some "bottle-lamps", e.g. this one: I like the idea and would like to reproduce something similar. I think the product can be improved by painting the bottle. So here'...
21
votes
12answers
4k views

How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

Glass jars or bottles provide a great base material for many crafts, but the least expensive option (reusing food jars or wine bottles that would otherwise be discarded) require me to do some surface ...
9
votes
3answers
1k views

What paint works for “mock” stained glass?

I am pondering a project to make candle holders from wine bottles. I'd like to paint a "stained glass" style pattern on the outside, so it looks like a much more complex project than it actually is. ...
15
votes
3answers
20k views

How do I cut the bottom off a glass wine bottle?

Recently at a party, I saw empty wine bottles that had the base cut off so it could be placed over a candle. It made an elegant and interesting centerpiece, and I have some very pretty wine bottles ...
4
votes
1answer
694 views

What are the general guidelines for cutting glass with straight lines?

When it comes to cutting glass, the simplest thing is cutting straight lines and - arguably - it should be one of the first things to learn. I want to take some glass and cut it into a different size ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

What are good methods to attach glass to wood?

I'm a woodworker and I really like turning. While I've made some beautiful goblets on my lathe, I'm always a little leery about recommending them for actual drinking. On top of that many of them do ...
14
votes
3answers
360 views

What is a good technique for drilling holes in glass bottles?

How do you drill holes in glass bottles (safely)? Do you need special drill bits, or tools? High speed drill or extra slow? I tried once on my drill press and I shattered the bottle. I've seen ...