Adding chandelier crystals to anything in your home or store turns something average into something dreamy and romantic.
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I am now in my 8th year of having an antiques booth and I have found that when I add a chandelier crystal to anything it sells.
I have learned through trial and error how to attach crystals to items when there is no obvious place to attach them.
The best place I have found to purchase crystals is Freedom Crystals or estate sales.
Lucky me a $5.00 find!
Starting with a plain glass candle holder, a little sparkle here would look great!
I use something called DOUBLE CUP CONNECTOR or LARGE BEAD TIP found in the jewelry making section of most craft stores. I Have no idea why it has two names?
Here is a picture of the two connectors, they look the same to me?
I use E-6000 glue to attach the double cup connector/bead tip.
If you're like me, you don't read directions, why would you on glue, right. To get the best bonding from E-6000 you need to follow the directions. Apply a blob of glue to the glass candle holder and a speck to the connector and then you need to wait a couple of minutes before attaching. We hate to wait!
Here is your connectors attached, note how they are bent in half at their waist (If they had a waist)
Now, step away from the project.
Leave the connectors for a full 24 hours before you hang the crystals.
Adding to a plain scroll
This time I left the connector flat and not bent at the waist.
Another option is to use Bails also found in jewelry making.
I painted a sconce
Then stuck it upside down in a vase, if you turn your item upside down your bail or connector will stay right where you put it while it dries.
Attach the bail with E-6000
Wait 24 hours and hang the crystal
Whenever I hang crystals I have a renewed appreciation for any of you who make jewelry, GEEZ, you have way more patience than I do. I get so crabby working with little hoops and rings.
Remember to read the E-6000 directions and do not hang the crystals for 24 hours
Stay tuned, my next post will be part 2 of attaching crystals. Using a Dremel to drill a hole, jump rings, attaching with big rings, and more.
OHH, I bet I have you on the edge of your chair! LOL
Do you have a project in mind yet?