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Etched Glass Coasters - {Tutorial}

Hey there!
My name is Melysa and I am just thrilled to be sharing this guest post with 
Courtney and the Between U & Me readers!

A little bit about me; I am a wife, successful career woman, and 
(most importantly) a mom to a handsome, almost 5 year old little man. 
Boy how time flies.  I have a little blog called 
where I share crafts, recipes, helpful tips and decor ideas.
I hope you like this post and come over to visit!

One of my favorite hobbies is working with glass in all forms; 
stained glass, fused glass, mosaics, etc.

Today I am sharing a tutorial on etched glass drink coasters.

Below is how I make my own tiles, but you can also purchase 
clear glass 4 inch square tiles at any of the large
home improvement stores.

I start with a large sheet of glass.

I cut it into 4 inch strips, and then cut again to make a 4X4 inch square.
I am cutting 4 tiles for a set of coasters.

Here is my cut square.  You can see the sharp edges.

I pop the squares into my glass kiln for 4 hours to
polish the edges smooth.
The blue you see below is called kiln wash, it prevents the glass 
sticking to the kiln.

Crazy Cute Link Party #38 and N2design Giveaway

Welcome to the Crazy Cute Party at Between U & Me! If this is your first time here, make sure to become a follower so you don't miss any of the awesome giveaways, tutorials, before/afters, and so much more! ;D

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The Best Of: Crazy Cute Party #37

Announcement: {Winner} of the My Happily Ever After Giveaway

I'm happy to announce the winner of the $30 Gift Certificate to My Happily Ever After goes to Becca, Emily, Kate, and Megan over at Crumbs and Chaos!

Congrats girls! Use the "Contact me" at the top-right to get a hold of me and I'll give you all the details!

{Note: I used random.org to select the winner tonight.}

Cool Stuff - 10 Stunning Before and After Reveals

I have had the pleasure of stumbling upon so many gorgeous before and after projects lately. These are only a handful of the most impressive I've seen lately. Enjoy!!