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    making jewellery from chandelier crystals?

    i've seen a necklace made from the long crystal prisms in chandeliers (it was in a store - a piece that they only let their runway models wear, which wasn't for sale, or trying on...) - i've also heard of someone who makes earrings from chandelier pieces. i've love to make them too - but the main thing that i'm concerned about is the weight of the final product (those crystals seem heavy!) and i'm a total beginner when it comes to jewellery.
    has anyone else already played around with chandelier crystals and making jewellery out of them? if so, i'd love to see images!

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    The authentic old pieces are lead crystal. They are heavy. One dangling three incher as a pendant would be some serious weight, and probably painful for a pierced ear.

    I believe there are some plain glass pieces and probably lucite prisms and what not available. Those would be more practical to start off with, because of the weight.

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    Swarovski makes pendants that are crystal and shaped like the antique chandelier pendants, but in various sizes. Any decent bead store should nbe able to help you locate them. A word of caution - the stringing holes have sharp edges, so if you plan on stringing on fiber of any sort - bead thread and monofilament included - you have to use a bail, otherwise the crystal will slice right thru the necklace.


 

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