We all love Chandeliers
But where do you find the crystals?
I blogged about it a couple years ago, but have had a couple requests for my source lately. So, this is the perfect time to show you my latest chandelier transformation and tell you again where I purchase my crystals
I always have a chandelier hanging in my booth, I sell at least 10 a year.
They don't take up much space and give the back wall a nice three dimensional look. I just finished this one and I'll price it at $85.00
I always spray them with heirloom white paint
Then add crystals and crystal strands. Now you might be lucky enough to find vintage crystals like I used on this chandelier
But, since these are hard to find, more often than not I use new crystals
I buy my crystals at Freedom Crystal These are 1.5" crystals and they are .40 each. The crystal strands start at $7.26 a yard. These are real crystal, not plastic (PS: These people do not even know I exist)
This was an exceptionally nice chandelier, not as easy to find
But these are...You've all seen them at the thrift store
I price them according to how many crystals I hang and if they have shades or not. I priced and sold this one for $55.00
Even if you don't need crystals for a chandelier....I think everything looks better with a little bling
And my customers do too....It seems if I add crystals to anything...It sells!
Before I let you go...Thank you so much for your input and kind comments on my "What sells and what doesn't series".
Thursday my guest blogger will talk about selling at Antique and Craft shows in California. She has 18 years of selling experience and fills the post with her knowledge