How many antlers do I need to make a chandelier?
To make a chandelier, with say 15 antlers in it, you will need a minimum of 50 antlers to work with. This is because every antler is different. Most antlers just wont be the right shape and size for any one position, so you need a good selection to choose from. Collecting antlers is one option, but very time consuming.
How do you make deer antler lights?
Here’s what to do:
- Prep the antlers.
- Apply layers of polyurethane with a paintbrush.
- Decide where you want to put the light bulb(s) on the antlers.
- Stack the antlers into a position you like, making sure that they rest flat on the table.
- Glue the antlers together in the arrangement you have chosen.
How do you wire a deer antler chandelier?
Using a drill and strong wires, attach the individual antlers to each other in the design of your choosing. Drill a hole through the parts of each antler you want to run wire through, and then secure the antlers together in your finished design. Once you have the look you want, sodder the wires to seal.
Can you screw into antlers?
To mount your own antlers into a plaque, first plan out where they will be attached, and mark the spot where you need to drill. So, go ahead and drill into the antler. Again, it’s bone, so it can be time consuming. To attach to the plaque, pre-screw your screw into the exact place you will be attaching the antlers.
How do you clean an antler chandelier?
Cleaning your antler chandelier is easy. All that’s required is a slightly damp cloth to wipe away the dust that accumulates. For tiny crevices, use a cotton swab dipped in water. Do this once a week and your antler chandelier will look great for years to come.
How do antlers work?
Each antler grows from an attachment point on the skull called a pedicle. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone. In most cases, the bone at the base is destroyed by osteoclasts and the antlers fall off at some point.
What does deer antler velvet do?
Deer velvet covers the growing bone and cartilage that develops into deer antlers. People use deer velvet as medicine for a wide range of health problems. Deer velvet is used to boost strength and endurance, improve the way the immune system works, counter the effects of stress, and promote rapid recovery from illness.
Who makes antler chandeliers?
CDN Antler Designs, Inc. is recognized as North Americas leading company for antler Chandeliers. We been in this business for over 12 years and are proud to offer a wide selection to suit anyone’s taste and budget. In fact we offer more than 130 different fixtures and accessories.