Published on November 20th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker1
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