Asked on Jul 26, 2016

Any ideas for chandelier crystals?

by Yegana
I have chandelier crystals shown below on picture. I got it from my friend. They were removed from chandelier and replaced by colored ones. Any ideas where can I use them. Thank you.
  56 answers
  • Debbie Schwandt Debbie Schwandt on Jul 26, 2016
    I use them to hang along the bottom of valances and below the top seam of curtains . I also use them around my bedside lamps. They are wonderful to add a little pretty element to your home.
  • Millie Millie on Jul 26, 2016
    I used mine to create the prettiest Victorian Christmas tree decor. Millie, Florida
  • Shari Guzinski Shari Guzinski on Jul 26, 2016
    Pretty as shade pulls also.
  • Nancy Nancy on Jul 26, 2016
    I decorated a Christmas tree for charity with over 2,000 antique chandelier prisms and crystals. White lights. No other ornaments were put on the tree . I connected many of the smaller ones together to make long, elegant ornaments. My inspiration was a Swarovski Christmas tree decorated in Europe and some White House trees decorated a few years ago.
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jul 26, 2016
    A mobile? What about adding to your chandelier, even if it means drilling small holes? Hang from door knobs in place of tassels. Put on the ends of table runner. Put branches in vase and hang them from the branches.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 26, 2016
    They would look beautiful outdoors. String them with fishing wire in different lengths.Attach to a metal rod and then tie the rod so it hangs from a shepards hook or tree.
  • GoddessOdd GoddessOdd on Jul 26, 2016
    I made a "curtain" out of all the antique crystals I've collected. I just strung them on a tension rod, using many lengths of heavy duty fishing line, cut to just a tad longer than the window and about about an inch apart. I hung several crystals at various heights on each length of fishing line (or you can just use one length of line for each crystal, cut to varying lengths, to fill the entire window opening). When the light came through, the entire room was filled with rainbows. Unfortunately, the cats made me take it down eventually, as they kept chipping my crystals, but if you don't have cats, or have an inaccessible window, where privacy isn't a concern, this is lovely in the sunlight.
  • Tanya Tatum Tanya Tatum on Jul 26, 2016
    Put them in glass bowls, vases, to catch the light..
  • Electa vonhoff Electa vonhoff on Jul 27, 2016
    the most beautiful thing i've seen is stringing them as either windchims or from the spout of a pretty/antique/vinatge watering can so it looks like water flowing out
  • Ranger Ranger on Jul 27, 2016
    I like the idea of a curtain. Size them as you would like to see them hanging in multiple rows and perhaps hang them in your smallest window (fine gauge fishing line would work as an almost invisible hanging medium). You could perhaps 'pad them out' with beads, earring/necklace bling remnants, feathers etc. The options are endless... Love to see the finished project.
  • Dee Dee on Jul 27, 2016
    They would make a beautiful rain chain with other elements in between each crystal!
  • Connie Connie on Jul 27, 2016
    I use mine on my Christmas tree. You can get lots of ideas on pinterest
  • Amber Bailey Amber Bailey on Jul 27, 2016
    Place them in the pour opening of tea pots and add dirt and flowers. Beautiful illusion of liquid pouring I have them on shepards hooks
  • Missdebbie45 Missdebbie45 on Jul 27, 2016
    I agree with Connie, I have collected them for several years to hang on my victorian inspired Christmas tree
  • Ghi5552471 Ghi5552471 on Jul 27, 2016
    I have hung them in my small magnolia tree where they catch the sunlight for years now, the year put a Gothic garden mirror. On the wall behind,like dancing Fairys
  • Cheryl Markus Reynolds Cheryl Markus Reynolds on Jul 27, 2016
    You can get small suction cups and hang them on a window. The teardrop shaped ones can easily be made into angels to hang on the Christmas tree or as gift tags.
  • Belinda Jonckheere Belinda Jonckheere on Jul 27, 2016
    you can hang them on a wooden branch which you hang up at the ceiling or outside hang them in a tree
  • Kit Lowell Kit Lowell on Jul 27, 2016
    String togther (spaced) with fishing line. Tie a knot with each crystal on the line, then make it long enough to hang in front of window width (especially where you do dishes!) Have fun
  • Vee Vee on Jul 27, 2016
    I would love to get my hands on these gems. I use them for jewelry. If you don't need them, please pass it this way.
    • Judy Jordan Judy Jordan on Mar 27, 2021

      You can find a box of plastic crystals at Hobby Lobby. They look like glass. I made a hanging using a horseshoe, fine wire, the crystals, and beads strung in patterns.

  • Gina Gina on Jul 27, 2016
    I was given real crystals like these yrs ago! I made beautiful suncatchers with colorful glass beads and crystals as x-mas tree ornaments.Gave them as gifts! they were a hudge hit,still have mine (i kept some for myself of course!)
  • Donna Donna on Jul 27, 2016
    Have you ever seen the movie "POLLYANNA" they have the perfect answer!
    • Yegana Yegana on Jul 28, 2016
      No. I got very curious. Will try to watch it. Thank you.
  • Patricia Flynn Patricia Flynn on Jul 27, 2016
    You could always hook the crystals to trim and glue to the bottom of a lampshade. The lamp when in use will reflect and make them sparkle. Patricia
  • Donna Ehring Donna Ehring on Jul 27, 2016
    Hang heavy duty ornament hooks on each & hang on a small (tabletop) white X-mas tree for a bit of glitz
  • Tkj5015263 Tkj5015263 on Jul 27, 2016
    I bought some loose ones on purpose and hang them on my Christmas tree they are so pretty when the lights hit them they sparkle like crazy
  • Gyndol Gyndol on Jul 27, 2016
    Wind chimes
  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Jul 27, 2016
    my house has an arched window. they would be pretty hanging as sun catchers.
  • Maryanne Porter Maryanne Porter on Jul 27, 2016
    I added teardrop shaped crystals to the edges of a lace tablecloth. They make great weights if the cloth is used outdoors. They just look great for a vintage look.
  • Debbie Debbie on Jul 27, 2016
    Hang from dangling watering can to look like water droplets.
  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jul 27, 2016
    I am so jealous. I just love these. A window sun catcher would be beautiful, hang at different lengths from a piece of driftwood for a different look. Have fun.
  • on Jul 27, 2016
    Christmas ornaments for your tree
  • Mikki Mikki on Jul 27, 2016
    You could hang singly as suncatchers in windows or group them as a windchime type suncatcher, perhaps with a small pretty wire basket flipped to hang them from. You could also make a pretty faux rain catcher for your garden by hanging them together like a rain chain. You could also add butterfly or crocheted wings for adorable little fairy ornaments.
  • Rog4628424 Rog4628424 on Jul 28, 2016
    Hang on to extension rod, place inside a window frame.
  • Les2268516 Les2268516 on Jul 28, 2016
    I have a few dozen of these that I hang on my Christmas tree. They catch the lights and look magical.
  • Simone Simone on Jul 28, 2016
    Depending on their size, you could make some key chains.
    • Kathleen Kathleen on Apr 05, 2017

      Sounds like a great idea, but when I did it the crystals got multipal chips...heart breaking : (. Too bad because it was so pretty.

  • Donna Donna on Jul 28, 2016
    Yegana, It really is worth watching it's a very sweet film. Chandelier crystals actually have a special place in the storyline.
  • Yegana Yegana on Jul 29, 2016
    Thank you, Donna. I will. :)
  • Marlene Staniec Marlene Staniec on Jul 29, 2016
    used to decorate Christmas Garland and tree.
  • Linda Linda on Jul 29, 2016
    Hang them all in a window, and hang some on your Christmas tree!!!!!
  • Janice Janice on Jul 30, 2016
  • Melissa Gellner Blake Melissa Gellner Blake on Jul 30, 2016
    Jewelry! As long as they aren't gigantic, you can slip one on a chain for a necklace. The small ones can dangle as earrings. You can look up how to do a simple wire wrap on YouTube. PS, I make jewelry, so I could go crazy with these! Have fun!
  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Aug 01, 2016
    At my house! Lol...just kidding...I use chandelier crystals around the shade edges of existing lamps; have added them to existing ceiling lights; added the to metal scroll work pieces to pretty them up; jewelry; sewed them onto a curtain valance...
  • DJ DJ on Mar 25, 2017

    Pretty suncatchers, use fishing line to hang up. Fine motor fun for preschoolers, sorting or collage projects. decorate a sunny window by hanging several.

  • Kathleen Kathleen on Apr 05, 2017

    My sister-in-law was given lamps that have 2 dozen long thin crystals around the top of the bases. She thought it made them look "junky". Knowing I love to make jewelry and anything that can be beaded, she offered them to me. Sure I'll take your junkie "real, shinny, beautiful crystals", thank you very much!!!! Anyway.....just last night I made pretty beaded shade pulls for my mother-in-law's new roller shades. I'm not sure how I'll connect them to the shades, but I'll figure something out! Good luck!

  • Kaye Kaye on Apr 05, 2017

    Consider attaching them to small chandeliers in your home. Or upcycling a plain light. Using jump rings and slimpins work wonders. Do not get rid of them. Unless of course you want to send them to me.

    Also, use to dress up a cake plate for a centerpiece.

  • Cynthia Calhoun Cynthia Calhoun on Oct 23, 2017


    1. They work well on a Victorian inspired/themed Christmas Tree.

    2. If you have a table runner w/ V-Shaped ends, you can hang them there.

    3. Hang from a nice hook or nice piece of yarn and hang on lamp switch.

    4. ANYWHERE you want to hang them for a little added bling around your home.

  • Ryan Christopher Lang Ryan Christopher Lang on Dec 23, 2017

    I had the same thing with extra crystals and what i did was bought some colored crystal octagons from and made some sun catchers with them. My kids absolutely loved the project.

  • Sparkles Sparkles on Mar 12, 2018

    Use on ceiling fans as pulls to turn on lights and fans.

  • Sparkles Sparkles on Mar 13, 2018

    Ceiling fans have chains that you pull to turn on lights and blades. They have a knob or something you pull to turn them on and off. Replace the part that is there with a crystal.

  • Christine McDonald Christine McDonald on Nov 03, 2018

    Antiic stores, good will, and small towns shops.

  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 12, 2021

    My mom had hundreds of these glass heavy teardrop shapes. I hung them outside on my solar lights. They were spaced in between the globe light bulbs. I added several to my outdoor metal bed bath edge. I love when the lights or sun hits the crystal teardrops.

  • Wai94661137 Wai94661137 on Dec 13, 2023

    I attach crystals to vintage brooches or ribbon for Christmas ornaments, also I attach them in frames to hang by fishing string for sun catchers, garlands. My pictures can be rotated. I still need to add the 2023 Swarovski snowflake.

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 14, 2023

    I hang these crystals in the garden, on tomato cages, also on trellis.

  • Dorry Dorry on Jun 25, 2024

    I use them as christmas tree ornaments and they look great.

  • Janice Janice on Jun 25, 2024

    For maximum impact hang them in one window from clear fishing line or bead thread at multiple levels.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 26, 2024

    If you havenn't used them yet, Sell them on ebay etc. I buy them myself!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 29, 2024

    A fancy wreath or Christmas tree on a form.