DancesWithMonsters

Eccentric Etched Glassware

Austin, Texas · 1077 Sales

DancesWithMonsters

Eccentric Etched Glassware

Austin, Texas 1077 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(212)

Announcement   Welcome to Monster Dance Designs! My functional and fun original designs are individually sandblasted onto dishwasher-safe glassware.

Don't see your favorite design? Send me a message and I'll make it up for you! Look for more designs as digital patterns with lots of DIY project ideas!

Follow me on Instagram @monsterdanced for a behind the scenes look at what inspires me and work in progress. Custom art, bulk orders, and wholesale inquiries welcome

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 4, 2017

Welcome to Monster Dance Designs! My functional and fun original designs are individually sandblasted onto dishwasher-safe glassware.

Don't see your favorite design? Send me a message and I'll make it up for you! Look for more designs as digital patterns with lots of DIY project ideas!

Follow me on Instagram @monsterdanced for a behind the scenes look at what inspires me and work in progress. Custom art, bulk orders, and wholesale inquiries welcome

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About

Out on the Table

It's my philosophy that art should be functional, fun, and a part of everyday life. It should be something you hold in your hands, put out on the table, share with your friends. Art isn't just for the wall--it should come out and join the party!

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  • Amy Davis

    Owner, Maker, Designer, All The Hats!

    I've been painting, melting, cutting, etching, and teaching glass art for over ten years, and creating for a lifetime.

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I love doing custom art when my schedule allows. Design fee ranges from an additional $5-20 depending on nature of your request.
I am currently working on adding a text customization option for all of my listings.

Design work includes up to two sketches and two modifications). Anything needed within 2 weeks from the date of your order may be subject to an additional rush fee. Orders in the Austin, TX area may schedule a pickup/delivery in lieu of shipping.

HOLIDAY ORDERS: I tend to have a full workload of custom requests going into the holiday season. I would recommend getting your orders in as soon as possible to ensure that I’ll be able to fit them into my schedule. My cutoff date for custom orders is December 1

How do you etch?

My preferred style is abrasive sandblasting because, unlike acid-based cream etching, it yields a smooth, even surface and an interesting texture that contrasts nicely with the surrounding glass. It also allows me use advanced techniques like multi-layer carving and shading in my designs.
Sandblasting works by using silicon carbide “sand” propelled by pressurized air to wear away the surface of the glass. I draw all of my patterns digitally, then cut them into a vinyl resist, either by hand or on a plotter. Each glass gets the individual treatment when it comes applying the resist and masking off the rest of the glass. Anywhere that isn’t covered gets decorated.

Do I have to handwash?

All of my etching is done on restaurant-quality glassware. and is durable enough to mix in the cabinet with the rest of your collection. Etching is permanent. The glass is all dishwasher safe, and your design will never fade or flake away.

Do you only etch glass?

In addition to glass, I can also etch steel. (That includes YETI cups!) Unfortunately, I am unable to etch acrylic and other plastics due to the toll it takes on my equipment.

Wholesale availability

If you are interested in carrying Monster Dance in your store, please email or message me for my current catalog. Complimentary delivery in the Austin/San Antonio area.

My glass broke in shipping! What do I do?

Sometimes things happen in the mail. If an item arrives damaged, please contact us immediately to let us know. We will happily replace any damaged items provided they are reported within 7 days of order delivery.

My glass has a bubble in it!

Glassware may contain bubbles or other variations. This happens in the manufacturing process, and does not detract from the glass. I inspect glasses for defects in structure and safety (cracks/chips).

The etching process may also result in some slight variations from glass to glass or from pictured items, and some elements of more intricate designs may need to be adjusted due to limitations of the etching process. I do my best, but this is a part of the item’s handmade nature.