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Bent glass, Bent glass lamp panel, Bent glass china cabinet, Hand beveled glass, Stained glass repair Chicago Illinois, Stained Glass restoration Chicago Illinois

Call it what you will—etching, sandblasting, sandcarving—the process is essentially the same. A stencil-covered sheet of glass is blasted with sand to create a design in the glass. Some designs require just one pass through the blaster; multiple passes blast away multiple layers to create a more “carved” effect.

Sand etching is especially useful for detail work such as lettering, address numerals, or small design elements that are difficult to render effectively in a leaded glass design. It can also be used to modulate the transparency of glass for privacy, or to diffuse the light that comes in.

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