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What sort of projects can be done with sandcarving photographs?

Most photographic images were used to capture people in an event in their lives. The events span our whole life: There is the baby picture of the newborn child, the wedding picture with the invitation or vows, the happy anniversary couple on a curved bevel piece, a dedication to an achievement such as a graduation, a promotion or a salute to a good deed, as well as a remembrance of a loved one. All of these can be created on a variety of products such as curved bevels, award blanks, wall plaques, and photo frames. We have blasted photos onto tree ornaments or sun catchers as well as marble or granite plaques and slabs as memorial stones. 

We should not forget our animal companions here either. I have covered pet memorials before, both on glass and stone, and there are also opportunities to simply celebrate a person or pet. 

   —Professional Glass Consultant

Ruth Jan 2018

Ruth Dobbins

With over 35 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in fused and cast glass, as well as in glass-etching techniques. She owns Professional Glass Consultants with her husband Norm and holds a master's in printmaking and art history.

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