Attaching a Chandelier crystal adds that extra bling to everything!
This is part 2 if you missed part 1 it is HERE
Before we get started I am having a giveaway for this mosaic shoe, the drawing is 1/15/11
OK, here we go.......
If I find something that has thin metal I use my Dremel
Oh, these sconces were just screaming for a crystal
I drilled a hole with my Dremel
Found some decorative pins
And dropped one thru the hole, twisted it into a circle and attached the crystal
I painted this ugly candle opera.
To hang the crystals I used Jump Rings, they are found in the jewelry department at any craft store and come in various sizes. You could use jewelry wire, but I like the perfect circle especially since I was going to sell this in my booth.
It's not ugly anymore! It sold immediately, I bought it for $2.00 and sold it for $20
This pole lamp got the same treatment
Some paint, a couple jump rings, and crystals.
Now if you have something that is a bigger diameter than your jump rings will accommodate I use hoop earrings, also in the jewelry department at the craft store, jewelry wire would work for this also, but I like the look of the perfect circle.
Here is a bad closeup picture
I just recently used these on a light fixture I was making into a chandelier
I hung crystals from hoop earrings on the arms that were to big for jump rings. Then I used my wire cutter to remove the excess.
Now you will have to take my word on this, by the time I realized I had forgotten to take an after picture (2 days later) this had already sold for $50.00. I bought it for $2.50, hung 10 crystals $3.00, added shades I picked up for .25 each and covered them in rose fabric. Total cost $6.75.
I always look for things that have holes readymade for crystals.
I needed a tray for dessert bars and petite fours (This is the first and last time I will make petite fours, what a pain) for my holiday brunch.
I bought this from another vendor at the antique mall and they all looked at me like I was nuts and wanted to know why I was buying it. The reason we are all crafty is because we have a vision of what something can be.
Now, if all else fails you can always use a bobache. You can purchase a bobache for $2.95 at Freedom Crystals , this is also a great place to buy crystals.
Just add crystals
Here is another candle using a bobache with crystals attached
Well that's it kids, everything I know about attaching crystals.
I know that when I add crystals to anything in my booth it sells quickly and I love the bling and romance it adds to my home.
Do you have any projects in mind?