Wednesday, October 5, 2011

IC#40- Cutting Bottles

This week's Iron Craft Challenge was to create something from a bottle or other glass container.  I went the mad scientist route and decided to try glass cutting.  I didn't have a fancy glass cutter, so I used this tutorial to cut the bottle using nail-polish remover and fire.

It was really fun.  And slightly scary.  But mostly fun.  The tops are a little jagged; I'm hoping that will improve with practice.  I tried re-doing one of them and it didn't work, so it may be a one time thing on each bottle.

For now they are really simple candle holders on my mantle.  What do you think?

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  1. I've tried this before, but I used hairspray because I didn't have nail polish remover at the time. I had issues getting the top level too. These turned out pretty good for candle holders though, especially with the embossed lettering!

  2. Nice! I don't think I'd have the courage to do this. It's a cool effect, though.

  3. I've seen people make drinking glasses this way & wonder how they got the top so smooth.

  4. What an amazing thing. I have two gorgeous green glass bottles that I ignored this week because I didn't have a glass cutter. Very brave of you to try it and they turned out beautifully. I love the uneven edges.

  5. These are fun :) I bought a bottle cutter a while back and haven't had a chance to use it yet! I've never heard of the polish remover and fire!


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