Making and bending and shaping crystal into what you want it to be looks like so much fun. The piping hot crystal (which is made from a mixture of silica sand, lead, potash and other ingredients) is heavier and more sparkling than glass and glows this vibrant hue that doesn’t look like it’s from this planet. Here is how a 24-arm crystal chandelier is made.
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For some reason I got a kick out of the fact they use regular scissors to cut through the molten glass.