View Full Version : I'm on an Etchin' Kick!!!

04-04-2004, 08:17 PM
OOOOhhh, I just got the liquid etch all. I had the cream before, and it didn't do a very good job. So I ordered the liquid, now I want to etch everything in site! Anyone else go through that??? LOL
Well, I wanted to share my latest etch fits with you all...let me know what you think :) Thanks for looking!

04-04-2004, 08:37 PM
Jen, They look so cool etched! I bought a bottle of it but haven't tried it yet. How do you etch them? Put them on something and dip them or ??? How long does it take? Thanks, ~Juliet

04-04-2004, 09:37 PM
Wonderful!! They look awesome!!

I bet I etch at least one bead a session......something about how they feel in your hands after etching!!

Juliet.....I have a tiny metal bowl with my bead cleaning supplies and after I clean out the bead poop.....I toss em in the bowl.....pour out some of the etch all to cover them...leave them for about 5 minutes (sometimes a bit longer...but you really only need about 5 minutes) I then carefully pour off the etch all back into the bottle and clean the beads real good. You have to be careful not to let the beads drop into the jar though!! Then you have a fishing game!! (My bowl is tiny.....I can maybe etch 5 at a time)

04-04-2004, 10:41 PM
Thank you :) I do like the way they feel too!
What I do is I have a thick piece of fishing wire,and tie a big knot, string the beads on, and stick them in the actual bottle of the etch all. I usually leave it in for about 5 min or so. I think that etching is like Lentils, once you start, you don't stop! LOL

04-04-2004, 11:02 PM
Mmmmmmmmm............. Jen, I love your beadie babies!!! I think I'm gonna have to try etching next.... It sounds too tempting to resist!


04-05-2004, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the etching information gals. Wow, what the heck have I been waiting for? It sounds so EASY! :clap: ~Juliet

04-05-2004, 12:37 PM
Those are very pretty! I can see why you are addicted to etching!

Who sells the liquid? I only have the cream and I think its messy to boot!

I think there is something that counteracts the etching solution but can't remember now.. :p :p :p

04-05-2004, 05:14 PM
Do you know of any local craft store where you can find the glass etching solution? I really want to do some of my transparent spacers.

04-05-2004, 05:40 PM
Shaunda --

You should be able to find it at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. That's where I get mine.

04-05-2004, 06:33 PM
I've heard that any type of base is good to soak your beads, to counteract the acid. One wise woman otherwise known as Rita, soaks her beads in Buttermilk.
Anyone up for Buttermilk Bead Pancakes?? LOL

Shawn T.
04-05-2004, 06:47 PM
Beautiful beads! I love the soft look of etched beads. So glad you fould some liquid I have been having a hrd time finding the liquid around here. Beautiful Pic. with your new camera.

04-05-2004, 10:34 PM
When I get my kit I will have to get some! I love the look of etched beads!
One question though....
do the beads have a gritty feeling when they are etched or are they smooth? I would hate the gritty feeling on me.

BTW those beads look great!!!

the brat

Jennifer Geldard
04-06-2004, 10:29 AM
You can also get the etching liquid online..

You can get Dip-n-etch here:

Or Etch Bath here:


They're both good.. The etch bath seems to be a bit cheaper.