Here are a few of our favorite Antique Brass Chandeliers we completed in 2014

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Author: Abby McMaugh | 1 comment

We wanted to showcase a few of our Projects we completed using our own Chandelier Crystals to show our customers some examples and finished projects using our crystals to show the beauty they can add to a lighting fixture.  All the Chandeliers were stripped down and cleaned using our process listed in a prior blog post.  We replaced all the old dingy prisms with our line of chandelier crystals which all have a beautiful glimmer to them. We would love to hear from you so please post your comment below.







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How to Refurbish an Old Antique Brass Chandelier into a Masterpiece

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Author: Abby McMaugh | 3 comments

We purchased this old antique brass chandelier with crystals from a flea market for $125.00 with the idea of transforming it into a stunning chandelier for our living room. The project was so easy as all we did was simply strip down and removed all the chipped, scratched original crystals and cleaned the brass with WD40 Spray which is a trade secret.  We discarded the old low quality crystals and replaced them with new high quality yet very affordable chandelier crystals.  Now, when cleaning an old brass chandelier you don't want to remove the patina that took years to collect but simply enhance and clean what's already there.  Take a small paint brush like an Artist would paint with and spray WD40 into a cup.  Simply dip the brush into the WD40 Spray and start to wipe the brass like you are painting a picture and the wd40 will lift the dirt and rehydrate the old brass that has dried out over the years.  After you've applied the WD40 let it soak into the brass and wiping away the excess after 30 minutes. After you've cleaned the chandelier you are ready to hang the crystals.  There is nothing to hanging crystals as each chandelier will have existing holes where the crystals are to hung from so all you have to do is hang each chandelier crystal where each of these holes exist.  Well, that's about it...Very simple and straight to the point so next time you see an old junky looking chandelier, buy it up and refurbish it...You won't regret it. 


Recommendation:  We recommend using 15 watt light bulbs for any chandelier that has over 16 lights.   With so many lights bulbs you will over power your room and over heat the room.


Supplies needed to clean the Frame of an old Antique Brass Chandelier.

1. Artist Paint Brush $2.97

2. WD40 $4.97

3. Plastic Cup from your Kitchen

4. Chandelier Crystals $1.85 Each

5. Crystal Chain 12mm $18.50 per 6 Feet


Before Picture


 After Photos

It's a much easier task than most people think.  This whole project took less than 2 hrs.  You simply clean the brass explained in the first step, remove the old crystals and replace them with new chandelier crystals & crystal chain and your done.  Its such an easy project I recommend this to anyone at any skill level. 

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How to Create a Manzanita Wedding Centerpiece with Crystals

Posted on April 03, 2014 by Author: Abby McMaugh | 0 comments

Here is another fun project I just completed and let me tell you it was very easy, quick and extremely fun. I'm going to take you through a simply process and I wanted to make is quick and easy just like the project itself. The importance of using wedding crystals in a wedding is without questions a must have. Dramatic lighting, beautiful colors and sparkling crystal prisms makes for an amazing wedding centerpiece. A bride wants to see her wedding vision become complete & everyone including the bride will be overwhelmed with this dramatic centerpiece showcasing our AAA Top Quality crystals. Manzanita branches are a current trend that will remain a classic due to its affordability and functionality. Pairing wedding crystals, crystal garland and manzanita branches make a stunning combination.


  • 28" manzanita branch. Bought from a local flower shop. Paid $20.
  • White spray paint. Brought from Hobby Lobby www.hobbylobby.com. Paid $7.99.
  • Cardboard or drop cloth for spray paint.
  • Clear vase (size depending on your preference). Bought from Home Goods www.homegoods.com (10”high and 4” wide). Paid $12.99.
  • Crystal garland chain, qty 22 bags. www.crystalprismworld.com. $12.50 per bag.
  • Crystal octagon 50 piece bag, qty 30 bags. www.crystalprismworld.com. $6 per bag.
  • Remote Control Waterproof Party light $15.00- Party USA

Step by Step Process

1. Spray paint the manzanita branches and let dry.

2. Place the light at the bottom of the vase.

3. Place the manzanita branch in the vase while filling the vase with the octagon crystal prism pieces.

4. Arrange the manzanita branch and trim if desired.

5. Start hanging the decorative crystals from top to bottom, choose your desired length ( I prefer to end our chain at the top of the vase). The crystal chain does not need to end at the same  length, a staggering effect makes for an elegant feel.

7. When the crystal chain is at the desired length remove the round metal connector piece located below your preferred length. Place the round connector around the desired branch. The remaining chain becomes the next strand. To save in crystals add remnant crystals together to become a new chain.

8. Hang crystals in most branches at different heights for a full effect.

9. Step back and review the centerpiece, make the appropriate changes to create your desired effect.


Final Thought

What’s so wonderful about this and many of our DIY projects is that all the items are reusable. The manzanita branch and the decorative crystal hanging drops can be used as holiday centerpiece, baby shower decorations and home décor to remember the special day

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