Thursday, September 15, 2005

Fly Fish with Mel: Immortalized Flies

Flies on Glass

No fishing again so it's back to craftwork.

Just found a couple of glass beakers I bought from Ikea.
Using diamond-tipped bits for my Minicraft rotary tool, I tried my hand at engraving a fly, a Royal Coachman, on the beaker.

And after a few apprehensive minutes, I started to get a hang of controlling the whirrring tool. With each grinding stroke, I gained confidence and line by line, the fly started to materialize on the once empty glass.

This is end result, with the Royal Coachman immortalized on the glass.

1 comment:

*lynne* said...


those are AWESOME pictures! I'm amazed & impressed that your did the etching by yourself - your first time?! very very cool! :-)

can you tell me more about what tool you used? I'd be keen to try my hand at something like that :-)

btw, I found your site via Little Neo's random blogs directory. Do drop by my site sometime if u r free, k?