Hydrofluoric acid is commonly used to etch glass. It is an exceedingly dangerous acid and should only be used by experienced professionals. Because it is so strong, it is usually only used in manufacturing environments. More »

The crystal nail file was invented in Switzerland in the mid 20th century. The Czech Republic is renowned as a producer of finely made crystal files. Crystal nail files are made of tempered glass that is uniformly roughe... More »

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Use a small amount of nonabrasive toothpaste on a cotton or soft wool cloth to buff away scratches on eyeglasses. The toothpaste should be applied in a small circular motion with gentle pressure on the lens for about 10 ... More »

Find cool glass art sculptures by visiting art galleries, museums or glass sculpture exhibitions. Photos of beautiful glass sculptures can also be found online or in books. It's also possible to seek opportunities to see... More »

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No particular formal training is required to blow unique glass bottles, but many hundreds of hours of practice are required to master the techniques fully. In terms of creating unique designs, an art or design degree may... More »

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Handblown glass is made using several types of specialty equipment, most importantly a blowpipe for shaping the glass and a torch or other heat source for melting the glass to make it malleable. Working with molten glass... More »

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To polish a cut glass edge, place the glass on a kiln shelf, and raise the kiln temperature to 1300 F. Watch the edge carefully, and cool the kiln as soon as the edge softens. This eight-hour procedure requires a kiln, a... More »

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