My dad got married this past Saturday, so I, of course, had to make a uniquely complicated and time consuming wedding gift for him and my new step-mom!
One glass is his fingerprint, the other is hers, with their respective names etched at the foot of the glass. And since it was a set of four wine glasses, the other two glasses are a matched set with a simple Rhode Island (where we live), and the date of their wedding.
This project took way longer than I thought it would initially. Each fingerprint glass, from start to finish, took a bit less than 8 hours of work (this includes scanning the fingerprints I stole from them, cleaning them up in Illustrator, making the stencil, and finally etching the glass with ArmourEtch). The Rhode Island glasses were much quicker and took only about two hours each.
Needless to say, they both loved the glasses. I was happy with their reaction to seeing them, because my homemade gifts are only as good as the joy people get out of them.