Lupe picked them up and rewired them this week. I started designing the bead work while they were out.
I keep quite a supply of rock crystal on hand and started visualizing the refurbished sconces with antique and new rock crystal pendants and rock crystal beading. I have enough vintage/antique rock crystal pendants and small beads, but have ordered the large 1" beads which will detail the candle cups (they will arrive next week).
Lupe brought back the rewired sconces Wednesday and I started experimenting. By Thursday afternoon I was ready to start the removal of the existing crystals and mounting the rock crystal pendants.
This is just the beginning, but already the sconces are looking pretty spiffy.
Notice the gem quality of the antique rock crystal pendants--they are absolutely clear with the inclusions adding interest.
I'll post photos of the completed sconces when the 1" rock crystal beads arrive. (I notice that Lupe will have to make some adjustments to the tie downs on the outside wiring--that's the way it goes: all the little details need to be perfect before an item is ready)
Thanks for joining me on this journey.
(It is still unbelievably hot here --105* today and tomorrow. Jones and I are melting.)
Have a wonderful late summer week-end.
Mary and Jones