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)/chandelier.
Cinchy, as they say!
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