Friday Flop – Cutting Glass
One spring night back in 2000, my Senior year of college, in the parking lot of PT O’Malley’s in East Lansing, Michigan, I had a 2:15am, drunken, crying I-don’t-know-what-I’m-going-to-do-with-my-life, meltdown. I declared that I wanted to be a glassblower! And I was not lying. I would have LOVED to move to Makawao, Maui, Hawaii and work at Hot Island Glass….I have dreamed about it since high school. Unfortunately, Michigan State did not offer any glass blowing classes that I could justify taking (but Flower Arranging, I did get 2 credits for that one, Scuba Diving, 1)
Where am I going with this you ask? Well, despite my love of glass, it is one crafting adventure I have not taken yet. So when I saw the Cut The Bottom Of A Wine Bottle Off To Make Neat Candle Protectors post, I jumped on Amazon and bought a glass cutter. It was about $8. I bought a really awesome bottle of Reilsling because the bottle was a pretty turquoise and figured I would be able to find a place to put it. Even though candles, or anything breakable in a house with a 3 year old and a 10 month old Godzilla Baby (“I WILL DESTROY ANYTHING THAT COMES IN MAH PATH!”) will pretty much be taken out at the knees (and yes, candles can have knees.) I still think it would be a nice piece of decor in my vastly-decorless house.
I also knew that this was going to be a more detailed project and I would probably not be successful on my first attempt so I decided to practice first on a beer bottle. Because, by just a few days after I bought the cool wine bottle, I found another pin How To Cut A Bottle Using Household Items which inspired to use a Corona bottle as practice.
Turns out, there are special bottle glass cutters and the one I was using, I determined, is most likely for stained glass or flat surface glass cutting. Definitely not bottles. I also didn’t hold it under hot water long enough, or cold water….just. a. total fail.
I will most likely use the yarn-rubbing alcohol-fire technique when I actually get around to it, seems like it’s less work with better results.
and my future in glass is still bleak….