I dont know about you, but when I was looking for cutting a couple of glass bottles that I saved to turn them into votive or vase, I went bonkers. The glass cutter guys asked for a price that was honestly unjustifiable, I horribly failed in cutting them with a glass cutter and I wasted an amber colored wine bottle that happened to be my favorite. *sobs*
Any who, before going into how, I will tell you a short story. Do you know what the glass guys told me when I asked them if they could cut a couple of glass bottles for me? “Leave it and take it tonight- the cost would be 450 bucks for 3 bottles”. What? what? Did I hear that right? I then asked if they had a glass cutter? They start, “if you are buying for yourself, you wont be able to cut it. It takes a skilled hand to cut glass”. I ignored it, smiled and asked, “Would it be effective?”, they replied, “depends on who is cutting it. You cant come back and tell us that this did not work just because you couldn’t do it”. In my dreams I was killing him or was standing on a pedestal with millions of impeccably cut glass bottles while he was frowning from the crowd. Damned old man. I left with a glass cutter
I came home, tried to cut a couple of bottles with the glass cutter, failed horribly, got depressed, made a cup of coffee and thought of dropping the whole idea. But you know what happens when God loves you. While browsing through the internet, I stumbled upon Brittany’s blog…and there it was, right in the front page, a statement that completely altered my mood and mind. It said, “Just remember, if a human can do it, then there is a 95% chance that you can do it too!”. She is a cool blogger and a DIY queen.
My anger and the urge to do it desperately, fueled with those lines, burst out as a massive mass of will power and I cut 5 class bottles under 30 minutes. Punto. Best part is, i didn’t even use a glass cutter. I did it all with yarn and fire. Now, who’s the better glass cutter, eh!
I’ll post the tutorial in the next post!