Glass chandeliers offer a playful twist on the classic design, toning it down, streamlining it, and making it new to better match a contemporary home.
(PRWEB) June 09, 2013
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Crystal has always been the go-to material when it comes to chandeliers, but even the simplest machine made crystals – to say nothing of ones that are entirely made by hand – can be extremely expensive. HomeThangs.com has introduced a more affordable modern alternative: glass chandeliers.
Strictly speaking, leaded crystal is actually glass, but it's glass that's fortified with other compounds and cut and shaped, often by hand. Plain glass is both more flexible and less expensive, but has a different optic quality. The full guide, which can be read here, offers an in-depth look at these differences (and the reasons for them) as well as some of the larger ramifications in terms of overall appearance and style. It also examines the dramatic difference in price between crystal and glass, even when both are cut and shaped by hand.
For example, heirloom quality chandeliers are often decorated with only a few pieces of artisan made crystal attached to a large, cast brass body. Glass's greater flexibility of shape means that larger fixtures can be made almost entirely of glass for a much, much lower price. The new article from HomeThangs.com also looks at different ways glass can be used compared to crystal, with styles ranging from highly contemporary glass globes to more traditional crystal-laden, ballroom style chandeliers.
Finally, the new article from HomeThangs.com examines how glass chandeliers can be paired with various types of home decor, from getting a classic look at a more affordable price to chic, upscale modern styles. This guide is full of glass chandeliers that offer a playful twist on the classic design, toning it down, streamlining it, and making it new to better match a contemporary home.
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