maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)
and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and
milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;
and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and
may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.
For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea
Never tried this before! We thought it would be nice to give certain people pressies of etched glass but had to try it out first on some old glasses to make sure we didn't make a complete hash of it!
It is tremendous fun.
First of all you need a pot of glass etch and some etch stencils. A small paint brush and some special masking tape. The etch comes in a fairly small pot but once it's done it's work on the glass you can scrape it back.
Then you just decide what you want to etch and what you want to put on it. We did the glasses and then moved on to the pressie.
It takes AGES to unstick all the letters and get them in the right place then mask it all, but it is so so worth it!