Sunday, February 24, 2013

eBook Review: "How To Etch Glass"

This eBook is written by Eric Robert and can be downloaded for free here.

Eric contacted me recently and asked if I would review his eBook.  I admire etched glass and have purchased many glasses and dishes over the years.  Although I am not a DIYer by any means,  I am happy to share my perspective.

It is written in easy to understand language, large print and broken down into three parts.  Links are provided for supplies not normally found in craft stores.

Part I explains the various etching types such as cream etching, which is the easiest and uses little in the way of supplies.  The cream uses mild chemicals and can be purchased on Amazon.

Part II describes various glass objects in addition to glasses and candy dishes.  Glass mugs, cups, mirrors, car window customization and shower doors are just a few.  I am sure there are talented tablescapers in Blogland who would like to etch their glassware to match dishes, themes, holidays or seasons.  I thought of engraving a family crest or coat of arms onto a glass bowl, or glasses, to give as gifts to family members as well as for your own home.  

Part III is the actual etching tutorials and basic steps.  Eric outlines what you would expect from each and the level of skill required.  There are photos outlining the steps.  

In addition to being able to download the eBook for free, Eric is giving away free etching patterns and other videos.  

Ladies, you may want your husband to check this out.  It is a quick read and filled with all the info you need to get going and start etching.  

You can see more of Eric's work on his blog here.

This review was solicited by the author and contains my humble opinion.  No compensation received.


  1. Everything very interesting.Well done, dear Barbara.

  2. I have meant to try this for YEARS, but for some reason, never have. I keep thinking of all the fun things that could me made - guess I need to move it up on my to do list. Hope you are having a good weekend!

  3. I've never tried etching. I always thought it might be too complicated for me.

    I just saw your comment at Claudia's. I have had the same thoughts you mentioned. I also thought I was the only one thinking about it!:-) It's good to know there are others who are like minded.

  4. Unlike everyone else I've never thought about doing this myself Barbara. I've always thought this has to be done by a professional. Great review, you make is sound a little less scary. I'll have to look at Eric's blog.
    Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

    The French Hutch

  5. Have etched glass before - fun! Will take a peek at his book. Thanks for the review!

  6. I've never etched glass before and didn't know this could be a DYI project. Thanks for sharing with us how we can find out how to do it ourselves.

  7. I have not done this craft, either but thanks for the info..

  8. You did a very nice review Barbara! I found Eric's book informative and it makes the hobby of etching glass sound doable:@)

  9. Hi Barbara, I did try etching on some jelly jar goblets for our son and DIL's wedding last year. It was easy and fun.

  10. Looks like a great book. Thanks for posting!

  11. Good job on your review, Barbara.
    I'm not much of a DIYer either, but I have heard that the cream etching is easy to do. I have thought at times I might try it. I'll take a look at Eric's information.

  12. Great review, Barbara!! I've really never thought of doing this myself; I always thought it had to be done by professionals. I appreciate your input on this topic, and the review of Eric's eBook definitely makes the process sound a lot less intimidating. :)

    I hope you have a great day, Barbara!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  13. What a nice review! I have passed this post on to one of my daughters who enjoys this type of project. I hope you had a great weekend. Have a good day. Blessings...Mary

  14. What a great ebook and thanks to you for the review. Something to try for sure. xo Linda

  15. Hi lovely lady.
    You have a Beautiful Blog and you did a lovely job putting this post altogether. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new post for St. Patrick's Day. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful week.
    XXOO Diane

  16. How interesting! You gave a really good review! We're all wanting our hubbies to read it!

  17. Dearest Barbara,
    Oh, we found your another interest. Even though you are not thinking to doing it by yourself. And your summary of the book is great. Thank you very much for the information. I think I will have to check what etching is p;)

    So sorry for my belated comment, my father is ok but I needed some time for his affairs after posting… Take Care of Yourself.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  18. Barbara,
    Thanks so much for always stopping by!!
    I miss my Dad every day and his passing is still one of the biggest trauma's in my life. We were very close....
    I know he is watching over me and my family along with my sister and her family. We actually feel his presence sometimes....

    I am so sorry that you too lost your Dad. I think the loss of a parent is something we feel for the rest of our lives...


  19. He's giving it away for free? What a generous soul! Good review!

  20. This is actually one of those things that I have long wanted to do. I love the look of etched glass. I'd love to make some monogrammed stemware, etc. I'm so glad you reviewed this!

  21. I've always wanted to do this! Great review!

  22. This is a great review...thanks so much. Since I am not a DIY'er, I will leave it up to those that can do things like this. :))

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  26. Very nice book review, Barbara. My son did glass etching when he took a shop class in High School and I still ahve the products he made.

  27. Hi this is very interested book of E- book etched glass. thanks for sharing nice blog!!!.

  28. Thanks for providing such useful ebook guide on how to make Etched Glass


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