Fredd Marshall wrote:
Making things from glass/bottles
Carving stuff/etching stuff
Delphi Glass is a pretty good internet supplier for most of the glass arts if you don't have a local option.
For stained glass/terrarium making the tool compliments shown in most of the "beginners kits" in that link would give you a fairly good idea what to start out with. I'd buy one or two additional pairs of grozing pliers. I'd also opt for the "pistol" type glass breaker over the "pencil" type shown in most kits, though both work. Plan to spend $200-400 on tools, depending on whether you want to buy a powered grinder or work with handheld grindstones (most emphatically NOT a case where hand tools are almost as fast as the powered alternative).
Etching glass can vary a bit more, depending on the method. Chemical etching is simple and relatively inexpensive. A sandblasting setup will cost you another $400-ish. Either way you can find the stuff there.
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