Lighting sparkleup

Published on November 20th, 2012 | by Jules Yap



Materials: IKEA candelabra

Description: Here is an easy way to embellish a standard IKEA candelabra – suspend colorful, fused-glass pieces with wire from the frame.

This was a very simple project that was done by our school kids for the annual auction – isn’€™t it great?! (I can say that because I didn’t actually do it) :)

Here’€™s What You Need:

Individual clear glass pieces – rectangular or other largish shapes
Small, colored, glass pieces for gluing onto the above
Optional – glass cutter and nipper if you need to cut the glass, PLUS eye protection!
Elmer’s Glue, thinned a bit with water
Inexpensive brushes for applying the glue
Thin wire for the hanger
Copper wire for attaching to the candelabra
Needle-nose pliers for shaping the wire
Access to a kiln for fusing (ask around your local shops)

Here’s What You Do:

Using thinned Elmer’s Glue, paint the back of the colored glass and stick (literally) it onto the individual piece of clear glass. Overlapping is great!

The hanger attachment, bent wire – nothing fancy, is placed between a piece of colored glass and the clear, so that it can be fused solidly into place.

Fire the pieces in a kiln at a local glass art shop, or other.

Attach with a few winds of copper wire onto the IKEA candle-abra (candelabra).

Cinchy, as they say!

See more of the embellished candelabra.

~ Monica, Seattle

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

One Response to Sparkle-up!

  1. That’s very creative. You know I love visiting this site because it gives me a lot of ideas for our home.

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