I’m a glass artist, specifically a glass fuser. My goals for my GF are to make hanging and display systems for my artwork and to incorporate etching into my work. In the past, I have mostly used Armour Etch (an acid) to etch the surface of the glass before fusing and sometimes I used a sandblaster. I made a couple of attempts to etch glass last week when I received my GF and was unsuccessful, until I did some searches and found the right power (all the power), speed (400), and LPI (225). Many thanks for that info, because this is what happened!
The glass is black iridized fusible glass. I etched a stylized “om mani padme hum” image into the iridized glass leaving only a black pattern. Then I slumped it into my Buddha mold with a dichroic glass bindi dot. So pleased!