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Sparkling Crystal

Sparkling Crystal

A crystal chandelier can add a touch of elegance to any room, whether you place it in your foyer, over your dining table, in your bedroom, or even in your bathroom! Of course, to be sure that your chandelier retains this elegance, it is going to need to be kept clean. The difference between a gleaming crystal and a dusty crystal on a chandelier can great.

So, how do you go about cleaning a crystal chandelier? Here are some helpful tips:

For a quick clean, or if you are unable to take your chandelier down from the ceiling, start out by putting newspaper or towels or a drop cloth beneath it (there is not reason to dirty the rest of your home just because you are cleaning one part of it!) You can then reach up with a long-handled feather duster and clean off as much as possible. Then go ahead and take a glass cleaner and spray your chandelier. In fact, feel free to drench your crystal chandelier with your glass cleaner. Then, simply let the everything drip off. Voila! Your crystal chandelier is sparkling and shiny again, with very little work.

Of course, while this is an excellent and easy way to clean your crystal chandelier, you may sometimes prefer a deeper cleaning (at least once a year). Unfortunately, a deep cleaner does require some disassembly and a little bit of scrubbing. Here is how to go about it.

1.	Turn off the power.

2. Gently and steadily remove your lamp from the fixtures. If you are at all worried about this step, be sure to have some extra help. Chandeliers can be very heavy, depending on their size. If you prefer to leave your chandelier attached, that is perfectly fine -- just step up and remove the crystals as you need to clean them.
3. Take out all of the bulbs.
4. Protect your chandelier crystals by laying down a folded towel across the bottom of the sink, wash pan, or whichever basin you decide to use.
5. Fill up the basin with hot (but bearable) water and add soap or detergent of your choice.
6. Remove the crystals a few at a time and wash them in your soapy water, and then rinse them with hot water (you may even wish to have a hot water rinsing pan with a little ammonia in it).
7. Wipe them dry, and then immediately place them back onto your chandelier.
8. Do not take off all of the crystals at once! You may have trouble remembering their proper places on the chandelier. Just choose a place to start, and work methodically around that point.
9. Wipe off the arms of your chandelier with a non-sudsy cloth.
10. Wipe down the bulbs and then put them back into their sockets.

The difference between your pre-washed chandelier and your post-wash chandelier may surprise you. Sometimes it is hard to tell how dirty something is until you see it sparkling clean again.

Anne Clarke writes numerous articles for websites on gardening, parenting, fashion, and home decor. Her background includes teaching and gardening. For more of her articles on lighting and home decor, please visit Crystal Chandeliers.

Sparkling Crystal
Sparkling Crystal
Sparkling Crystal

Clear Crystal

Clear Crystal
What are the clear crystal things in my sons diaper?

Hello..i just went to change my son and I could a small clear crystal thing in there..what is that? I found them before like when he was a month old but now he 6 months..should i call his doctor?

It’s just the inside of the diaper getting wet forming it to look that way that’s all.

Clear Crystal
Clear Crystal
Clear Crystal

Crystal Faceted Beads

Crystal Faceted Beads
What’s the difference between crystal and regular glass?

I want to know if I can advertise some of my jewelry as having “crystal” beads, or if that could be misleading if they technically aren’t, and how you can tell. The supplier calls them Czech Firepolish beads and they have facets.

Here’s the skinny

Every mineral has a crystalline structure. Quartz crystals are organized atoms of silica.

Glass is unorganized – they cooled in a manner which did not allow the atoms to self assemble according to the molecular shape.

Usually there is a liquid solution that contains the atoms – the holding medium suspends the molecules long enough to create a crystal.

Fast cooling molten silica is has no suspension medium.

objects, like beads, can be carved from either form of solid.

Thisis different form “leaded crystal” which has lead added to the moltem mix, that when carves has a higher reflective index – resulting in a gem like appearance. like a true crystal like a diamond which is spectacular with color.

Crystal Faceted Beads
Crystal Faceted Beads
Crystal Faceted Beads

Crystal Facet Beads

Crystal Facet Beads
What gauge headpin fits a 3mm swarovski crystal?

I’m new to this and want to order 3mm faceted bicone swarovski crystal beads and need to know the gauge i should order so the headpin will fit the whole, i dont want it to not fit or be way to small, please help
I’m planning on making earrings to sell, I haven’t started ter obviously, so i’ll be experimenting when I get my stuff, thank you for the info!!! I was having the hardest time trying to figure out what to order :)

24 gauge works well for that size Swar crystal
Try http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWFNHEADPINSS for looking at different sizes in Sterling silver, which show you the actual size of the body of the headpin.
Hmmm, what are you making??

Crystal Facet Beads
Crystal Facet Beads
Crystal Facet Beads

Crystal Clear

Crystal Clear
How do you keep a 3 gallon tank crystal clear and cloudless?

I am new at this.. Three weeks ago, I purchased 3 gallon aquarium and put 2 goldfishes in it . It came with an undergravel filter, after about a day, the aquarium got very, very cloudy.. Someone told me it was going through the ‘new tank syndrome’.. Well I got rid of the undergravel filter and purchased a filter that you hang on the aquarium (Nano Filter), and it has help somewhat.. It has made the aquarium at least 80% clear. In addition to that, I’ve been making partial water changes at least once or twice a day.. My question is, how do you get it to be crystal clear? Is it necessary to change the entire tank? If so how often? Is it normal for the aquarium to get a little cloudy? Will it eventually be crystal clear? Or does it have to go thru a ‘cycling process’ in order for the aquarium to be clear? What would be the best filter for a 3 gallon aquarium?

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to many fish for a 3 gallon. Gold fish need 10-20+ gallons EACH!
Having the appropriate fish for the tank is the best start. About all a 3 gallon can support is a single betta.

Crystal Clear
Crystal Clear
Crystal Clear