How-To: Make Borax Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

by Capree K

How-To: Make Borax Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

Bust out your lab coat and goggles, because we're about to get down with some science.  Making your own borax crystal ornaments is not only super cool, it's a fun project to do with kids (and keep the education going during that extra long holiday break)!  

First, I have to thank my friend Megan for sharing this with me.  She knows I'm a kid at heart and, well, easily amused.  If you're the same way, or actually have kids to amuse, let's...

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Crystal Showers

by DIY Maven

Crystal Showers

The new Swarovski store in Ginza, Tokyo is impressive from the outside, but the inside is to die for. Its designer Tokunjin Yoshioka describes his inspiration that came from a vision in a dream: ‘[T]he sky is studded with countless transparent particles of light as if this fantastic sight were floating in the air.’ Ultimately, his concept is now appropriately called the ‘Crystal Forrest.’ To see more pictures and to read an interview with the...

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DIYable Light Bulb Chandelier Ring?

by DIY Maven

DIYable Light Bulb Chandelier Ring?

Until I was about 10 years old we lived in a home that had bare light bulb light fixtures. You know, 100 watts of incandescent glare screaming down from the center of the ceiling? If these Chandelier Bulbs from Kyouei Design would have been around, we could have transformed our heinous fixtures into something kind of spectacular. The ‘chandeliers’ are simple little glass rings that slip over bare light bulbs. Hanging from the glass hooks on the...

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