You don't often hear of the guy, giving the girl power tools for Christmas....but for this girl....it was perfect! For Christmas Kevin got me a dremel! I've wanted one ever since it took me 3 days to hand file the inside of the ring I made from a quarter.
I kept finding crafts pop up on blogger, that looks so much fun, and then I'd keep scrolling to find out a dremel was needed to complete them. So I finally have my dremel! And my first project- glass etching!
This is one of those crafts anyone can do! The hardest part was opening the box, and realizing I had no idea how to work it. With my dad in another city, I was forced into the most unpleasant part of a new tool....read the directions.
Bleck. After that, came the fun part. I gave up trying to figure out which bit did what, and decided to google a bit, and guess on the rest (I later found an insert I had missed, which explained the pieces a little better). I decided to just go for it. I had it all plugged in, and then had second thoughts. I decided taking a power tool to a piece of glass, that very well may shatter and blind me, could be a bad idea without a little more protection. I grabbed a tshirt from the laundry hamper, and decided it would suffice to soften the potential flying shards of glass.
|The bit I used|
A grape jelly jar was to be my first project.
I have to admit, this could not be easier. Once again, you're reading a post from one of the least "artistic" people out there...the one that still draws like a 2nd grader. So if it looks awful, its me....not the dremel.
The only difficult part, is learning to basically write with a pencil, attached to a tickle-me-elmo (by that I mean, it vibrates quickly in your hand, like most power tools) Once you have that mastered, that's it!
I etched on 4 of the 8 sides- and it looks great! (I think it looks better in person, when you can rotate it to see all the sides!)
Dremel Craft #1 is a total success!
Has anyone else used a dremel for crafts? What have you made, and what bits do you need?