Making Chandeliers

Bohemia crystal - chandeliers.The process is intensive because not only does the crystal look like salt water taffy from an alternate dimension, but the ease at which the craftsmen execute their techniques makes the practice look effortlessly simple.

Stage One
The crystal is made by melting down silica sand, lead, potash, and a few other ingredients in a furnace. When it comes straight out, the crystal is glowing at an incredible 2,280°F. A crystal blower gathers some of the molten blob on the end of a large pole called a blow plane and uses blocks and molds to sculpt the crystal into the desired shape. A channel is made through the middle of the crystal for electrical wiring.

Stage Two
Then, two crystal blowers work from either end of a piece of crystal, stretching and twisting it from both ends to create the chandelier’s arms one by one (as shown in the first GIF). Once the diameter and design are exactly right, the soft putty-like crystal is placed in a mold so that each arm is curved precisely the same. The excess is snipped off of the ends and the crystal is left to cool.

Stage Three
To make the bowl on the bottom of the chandelier, a glob of molten crystal is placed in a mold that goes inside a press. For the hurricane shade, the crystal is elongated with pliers and is then literally inflated to fit a mold by way of a worker blowing through a tube.

Watch this video from from Science Chanel to find out how….

Choosing chandeliers

Bohemia crystal - chandeliers

Yes, the word on the street is that Modern design is the new big thing when it comes to chandeliers. Especially in Dubai now, many interiors designers and home owners have decided to take up modern chandeliers as their design of choice because of the following reasons. Please do not take this exactly as served as it is purely based on experience. Here are some of the reasons:

1. Asymmetrical design.

Many are looking for chandeliers that can suit every occasion in the interior. That means I shouldn`t be worried whether parts are equally measured or can be different as they come. Some parts of the chandelier maybe short others long. In the end, the final result is astonishing and this makes your interior look edgy.

2. The modern look it gives your interior

Well, maybe the classic look of the interior isn`t just cutting it anymore or  maybe it is that`s totally your choice and taste. Now you want to look new and trendy; the modern design is what you go for. With this category you are only limited by your imagination.

3. Price of the Chandelier.

Probably the most important subject right now is price. When you make a close comparison with the classic design of chandeliers, most times you find because of their materials, history, reputation and their royal look, they tend to be more expensive for instance; a small sized 12 lights Chandelier of classic design you may have to part with a cool USD 3,000 (lookout for authenticity stamp).


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However, with the modern design, you are in control of your cost. That Means Materials, Customization, size, style is determined by you. In cases you don`t use 24 carat Gold, or 24% PBO Lead Crystal you drastically bring down your cost and can still achieve a great look.

4. Where to find the Chandeliers

If you are in Dubai, there are many shops and stores for Chandeliers but not all may give you exactly what you want for a good price. However can choose to start or end your such with Bohemia Crystal LLC 

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