Mother of Pearl for Mother of Mine Here's a fun tutorial to turn your old silverware and shirt buttons into a gorgeous lapel pin for Mom. Give her a little glamour for all the polishing and mending she's done in her life.
Patina--vinegar (white or apple cider) and salt. For small items, fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and sprinkle in about 1 tsp salt. Add any metal you want to 'age'. Seal if you touch items a lot
Wine Bottle Cutting 30 seconds Perfect Edge Bottle Cutter This is the ONLY glass cutting method that cuts bottles perfect every time. A flaming string is not good. A blow torch is a BAD IDEA. Glass hammer will not work well.