BlackRockEngraving

Personalized Etched Glassware: Deep Etched Glass

Mesa, Arizona · 4089 Sales

BlackRockEngraving

Personalized Etched Glassware: Deep Etched Glass

Mesa, Arizona 4089 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Etched Glass - Gestures You Can Hold! Our glass etching process creates permanently customized deep etched glassware. Glass etching, or glass engraving, is so deep you can feel the image. Our products are great for any taste or occasion! Etched Mugs, Etched Drinking Glasses, Etched Mason Jars, and Etched Shot Glasses for weddings, anniversaries, gifts, or for everyday use. Bring the spark of personalization to your day!
Like us on Facebook for periodic updates : https://www.facebook.com/rhodesvinylandglass

For engraved Moscow Mule mugs, checkout out our partner, The American Mule: www.theamericanmule.com / www.etsy.com/shop/AmericanMule

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 19, 2017

Etched Glass - Gestures You Can Hold! Our glass etching process creates permanently customized deep etched glassware. Glass etching, or glass engraving, is so deep you can feel the image. Our products are great for any taste or occasion! Etched Mugs, Etched Drinking Glasses, Etched Mason Jars, and Etched Shot Glasses for weddings, anniversaries, gifts, or for everyday use. Bring the spark of personalization to your day!
Like us on Facebook for periodic updates : https://www.facebook.com/rhodesvinylandglass

For engraved Moscow Mule mugs, checkout out our partner, The American Mule: www.theamericanmule.com / www.etsy.com/shop/AmericanMule

Ben

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Growing a hobby, following art, and etching glass.

In high school I was originally exposed to glass etching in an art class. As a class project, we were given mirrors and a sheet of vinyl to make a design of our choice. Once we finished the design, we etched the glass using an acid paste. I loved the end product - it turned out way better than I thought it would. It was something unique, personal and a type of item I had never seen before.

A few years down the road I was balancing college classes and athletics. I had been artistic in one form or another most of my life, but drifted away from art as I went into college. I decided it was as good a time as any to look into some sort of artistic release. Then it came back to me - I knew some very basic procedures for etching glass and I loved the end product, so I went in that direction. I did a lot of additional research and found out how to do it better than my previous art class endeavor.

I invested in the equipment necessary for abrasive etching and began experimenting. I worked for a while to get it figured out - the proper materials, adjusting the equipment, making the image look 'clean', etc. A decent amount of time went by before I had the procedure down to finished product that I really liked. I had made gifts for friends and family, and that is were the suggestion to sell came up. I was looking for a hobby to bring in a little extra income that I could do out of my house, all while having time for practice and class - this seemed to fit in perfectly.

Now, I am using technology to design and cut the stencils for my etching projects, then blasting with abrasive materials to create a permanently personalized product. As time goes on, I keep trying to find more and more projects to pursue - both designs and items to be etched.

It has been a slow road, but those are always the best to follow!

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Last updated on November 21, 2016
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All orders, unless specifically requested and discussed for other arrangements, are sent using United States Postal Service.

99% of the time, order will be sent using USPS Priority Mail services which includes a tracking number and $50-$100 insurance depending on the package size.

During the normal flow of business, orders will generally ship out within 10 business days. When the flow of orders is high, such as as around special occasions and holidays, it can be longer than that.

If you are in need of an order by a specific date, please send a message via Etsy mail (not email) before placing an order. That way it can be determined if your time frame is able to be met or not!
Refunds and Exchanges
The majority of the items from BlackRock Engraving are made to order and personalized, as such, the items are not refundable. I have instructions in each listing on how to place an order if personalization is desired - if those instructions aren't followed or they are overlooked, then I fill the order to the best of my ability with the information given, assuming that information given is in the format my instructions requested. The matter of minor glassware defects and etching 'overblast' have also been addressed in the *Glass / Etching Disclaimer* under 'Additional policies and FAQs'. If you have any issues with any of your orders, such as a blatant error on my part, please contact me immediately and we will work to get the problem straightened out.

I cannot guarantee that the items will be handled carefully by the United States Postal Department. I take my time to individually wrap each piece in bubble wrap or dense foam, and then pack the packages with material to keep them from moving or breaking. I then mark each package with "glass" and "fragile". I DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO MAKE SURE THEY WON'T BREAK.

With that being said, if an item(s) arrives broken, there is not much I can do. At this point, all USPS Priority mail comes with insurance from $50-$100. In most cases, the buyer would be expected to file the insurance claim as the packaging material, broken item, and receipt are in the buyers possession. In most cases, if the replacement is wanted quickly, I will send the replacement item at no extra cost for the item itself, but I do ask that the buy pay for the shipment of the replacement (unfortunately, in all cases with USPS, including insurance reimbursement, the shipping costs are always lost).
Additional policies and FAQs
!!~*~Glass / Etching Disclaimer~*~!!
The glass work produced can vary from the listed picture as they will be custom made. The font sizes, and design placement, will be re-adjusted to fit properly onto the given item, and the font shown in each listing will be used when the glasses are made (please pay close attention to this as some fonts are meant to match the source material and are uneven or 'ragged' in appearance). We will make it our best effort to have your product appear just like the listing, and mock-ups can be sent if desired.

There are instances when we will use a graphic provided by you, and it will be produced to the best of our ability - there are some instances were fine details and small print will not be completely sharp and can lack detail (our equipment is only capable of so much).

During the sand-carving process, some over-blast of the abrasive media during the etching process is hard to avoid, thus marking the glass in areas originally unintended on the image - such glasses will only be sent if the over-blast is minimal and doesn't withdraw from the image quality. Examples of overblast would be light broad speckling on the glassware, small deeper strips of speckling where the masked off area lifts up from the pressurized abrasive, very small missing details (such as the insides of very small letters), etc. These are hand made items, so perfection isn't viable.

For the laser engraved method, as they are engraved primarily by a machine, the image itself should be clean and crisp. Some glasses aren't perfectly symmetrical when arriving from the manufacturer, so when placed on the machine and mechanically rotated during the engraving process, the minor irregularities can case the design to shift slightly. As such, the design my not always be perfectly level with the top edge of the glass - however, we will never ship a glass where the design is off of level by 1/8" (a perceptible amount, but not egregious) or more from one side of the design to the other.

Glassware can also have minor defects straight from the manufacturer that are out of our control (small air bubbles, slight curvatures, minor uneven edges, light white smudges where glass is removed from their molds, very minor scratches, etc), but when I select my stock, I try minimize the amount that are present on items being sent out.

Glassware orders will not be refunded or remade because of the small defects mentioned above as it is just the nature of restaurant grade glassware and the engraving process - if they are egregious defects, then a partial refund can be given, or a complete replacement if it is severe enough!

When orders are needed in a short time frame, accommodations can sometimes be made to meet those deadlines, so feel free to ask me if a rush can be put on your order if necessary, and I will discuss the options with you!