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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