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Old 2013-10-30, 10:59am
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If you etch glass that has not been lampworked or annealed, will you get a similar look to a finished bead?
My thought was to nip a 1" piece of each color, and etch 1/2 of it, then put them in numerical order on a piece of foam board or something similar to have a readily available "chart" but I'm not sure if it would show correctly.

I do know, of course, that it wouldn't work for glass that changes in the flame colorwise. Maybe for those I could melt some, and pull a short fat piece to use.

PS. I would normally tumble, but can't figure out a way to tumble only 1/2 of a piece of glass.
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Old 2013-10-30, 11:06am
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I think it would work fine...great idea.
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Old 2013-10-30, 11:30am
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Hi Eileen,

I remembered another thread about a chart showing etched beads:

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=184821

In that thread a particular website is linked to, and she has TONS of images showing etched and not etched...

http://www.serenasbeadery.com/laspco...graywhite.html

Just one portion showing a sample. It's pretty extensive!
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Old 2013-10-30, 12:42pm
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Cherie, that is a great chart,Thank you!
Until I get my own done it will have to be me traipsing back & forth, house (computer) to craft shack, but they're about 80-100 feet apart so it gets old when the weather is too hot/cold/etc. so I do want to make my own for use out there at some point.
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Cherie, that's a great resource...thanks!
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Old 2013-11-04, 4:50pm
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Some glass seems to be matte in rod form and shiny after working--so you'd have to work it before etching.
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Old 2013-11-04, 6:19pm
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Old 2013-11-05, 6:18am
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If you want to tumble just mask 1/2 the rod piece with electrical tape or something. Great idea.
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