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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