The Celtic cross was introduced to Ireland by St Patrick when Christianity came to Ireland. The bell, was meant as a way to ward off bad spirits.Today they are the fabric of an Irish wedding ceremony. The Celtic cross we etched on this glass bell has a ring of pewter roses at the top, meaning eternal love, joy and beauty.
#15-0200 Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream.
#21-1673 Over N Over Celtic Designs stencil
#08-9415 Masking tape
#60-3516 Glass bell (not the same bell as shown)
#15-0315 Glass cleaner
Soft paper towels.
1. Clean one side of the bell with glass cleaner and a paper towel
2. Position the cross stencil in the center
3 .Surround the stencils with masking tape, overlapping all edges. Cover over to the some of the sides as well.
4. Put on the rubber gloves. Load the brush with Armour Glass Etching cream. PAT the etch cream onto the stencils (do not brush it on) until each is thoroughly covered with a 1/4 inch of cream. View the directions and How To Videos HERE.
5. Leave cream on for 5 minutes
6. Hold the bell by the stem with the open end down while rinsing so none of the etch cream goes inside the glass. Rinse off all of the etching cream.
7. Remove stencils and masking tape and rinse again. Pat the stencils dry and return to the carrier sheet. Dry mug