Having spent a while getting to grips with glass cutting, we’re now slicing empty wine and beer bottles with more successes and fewer breakages. This means we now have more glasses to be creative with and so we’re playing with the star motif.

We love the decorative simplicity of the 5-pointed star and its connotations of flags, American States, European Members, Pop Art, Magic and of course, stars. We still need to finish grinding and sanding the tops of the cut bottles to make them rounded and tactile and nice to drink from. However, we’ve also cut some star templates from paper and glued them in place ready for etching and sanding.

A few hours of work should do it and hopefully, the resulting designs will give us a new range of glasses to make Estuary Home shine. Our designs are still a work-in-progress but initially we’re planning a ‘frosted’ star on a clear background and the reverse – a clear star in a background sanded and etched opaque.

It may be nice to try and make it a bit blotchy as if stencilled but perhaps, first of all, just try for a simple star. Time for some sandpaper.