Monday, November 24

Project Chandelier Crystals... by Lynne Suprock

Lynne here to bring you a bit of bling today to place upon your chandelier. :-)

Gosh, I love chandeliers with lots of crystals... and I do have a few of those here at the ole homestead. They were once plain, old, light fixtures that were rescued from local discard piles. 

Spider webs removed, and white spray paint in hand, anyone can bring new life to thrown away light fixtures. Additionally, adding a bit of crystal bling to any refurbished luminere, creates... m-o-o-d.

Okay. Here are pictures of one of my pieces, that is
seriously in need of more bling, of course. ;-)

Let's get started on... Project Crystals.

What you will need:

Choose a few nice glass crystals that you want to replicate.

Place some 24 gauge wire through each crystal and suspend over a recycled plastic container on a wooden stick or skewer.

If you have any unwanted mold rubber pieces around,
cut them up and throw them into the container first. 

Then fill the remaining space with Amazing Mold RubberCLICK HERE to view tutorial on how to mix/prepare Amazing Mold Rubber.

Once the Amazing Mold Rubber hardens, remove the crystals. If yours are too long or too wide at the bottom, make a slit with a razor knife, vertically along the piece. Use an elastic band to secure the mold back together, before pouring the Amazing Clear Cast Resin.

Since the opening for the pour will be small diameter, bubbles in the Amazing Clear Cast Resin will not easily surface and release {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. I decided to let the resin sit for 10 or 12 minutes to allow the bubbles to break before pouring into the crystal molds.

When first mixed there are lots of bubbles.

Less bubbles after letting resin sit and rest. 

The Amazing Clear Cast Resin will only be poured to the top of the mold. This will mean slightly shorter crystals than the originals which had been above the Amazing Mold Rubber, suspended with wires, in the previous step.

In 24 hours this is what the crystals looked like. They were shiny for sure, just like the originals. However, they were not glass clear. The ones I made with the Amazing Clear Cast Resin were also shorter. You could still see some of the bubbles in the resin. I was still pretty AMAZED! ;-)

Here is my Chandelier project before the extra bling and after....


Try making crystals to add to your jewelry or mixed media designs.
I cannot wait till you all give this a try!!

What would you bling up with crystals
cast in Amazing Mold Rubber?

Please share what you make with Amazing Crafting Products
on our website in the User Gallery.

Please visit my blog "Simply Pretty Stuff" to see more of my creations. ~ Lynne
CLICK HERE to view my upcoming workshop schedule where you can join me in person.

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Does the idea of playing with AMAZING Crafting Products
get you in the mood to try some new things!? 

Amazing Crafting Products and the Alumilite company are looking for Creative Team Members!! You can check out the details of our call HERE!

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  1. Omg. What a great idea. I have a chandelier that is missing a few. ..after being attacked by my puppy before it even went up!


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