Lampwork Etc.
 
Mountain Glass Arts

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat




Caber Light


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Tips, Techniques, and Questions

Tips, Techniques, and Questions -- Technical questions or tips

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2015-05-19, 9:03am
Abacus Beads's Avatar
Abacus Beads Abacus Beads is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 14, 2005
Location: Woodburn, OR
Posts: 1,848
Default Zepher

Can you etch a bead encased with Zepher?

Liz R
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Lead me not into temptation, Oh hell follow me I know a short cut
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2015-05-19, 10:44am
queenofsheba52 queenofsheba52 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 22, 2012
Posts: 412
Default

I've read that most Double Helix glass is resistant to etching, but I don't know about Zephyr specifically. I love Zephyr but haven't etched in quite a while.

Maybe some other peeps will chime in.

--Helene
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2015-05-19, 11:06am
dusty dusty is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 18, 2007
Posts: 568
Default

I don't know if you can chemically etch it, but you can definitely tumble-etch it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2015-05-19, 11:54am
Abacus Beads's Avatar
Abacus Beads Abacus Beads is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 14, 2005
Location: Woodburn, OR
Posts: 1,848
Default

OK Thanks !
Liz R
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Lead me not into temptation, Oh hell follow me I know a short cut
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2015-05-19, 2:55pm
smkyquartz's Avatar
smkyquartz smkyquartz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 09, 2011
Location: Fallon, Nevada
Posts: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dusty View Post
I don't know if you can chemically etch it, but you can definitely tumble-etch it.
What kind of tumbling medium do you use to tumble etch??
__________________
Carol
StewArt Glass and Gem

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2015-05-19, 11:24pm
Ravenesque Ravenesque is offline
Naysayer
 
Join Date: Sep 22, 2009
Posts: 1,202
Default

Some say you can't, I can, I think it depends on the solution used? I use etch bath from armour.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2015-05-20, 2:29pm
tammydownunder's Avatar
tammydownunder tammydownunder is offline
offically down under
 
Join Date: Dec 22, 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 3,131
Default

why would you want to waste super clear Zephyr in etching solution?
__________________
Tammy

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2015-05-20, 5:39pm
dusty dusty is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 18, 2007
Posts: 568
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smkyquartz View Post
What kind of tumbling medium do you use to tumble etch??
I use the green ceramic pyramids from Harbor Freight.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2015-05-20, 11:03pm
Ravenesque Ravenesque is offline
Naysayer
 
Join Date: Sep 22, 2009
Posts: 1,202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tammydownunder View Post
why would you want to waste super clear Zephyr in etching solution?
It's the only clear I have, and sometimes you can see bubbles in lesser glasses.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 8:52pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 3.231.212.98