One of the things that make Crystal Ornaments such a great choice for Christmas is the fact that the beautiful natural designs are made with crystals, which are considered some of the most versatile materials in the world. The crystals are then coated with paint or other decorative finishing products so that they are more durable and will not break easily.
Crystals are also commonly known as quartz crystals because they are created when molten iron gets cooled enough to create its characteristic colors of black and white. Some of the colors include lavender, blue, pink, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown, and white.
Salt Crystal Salt Ornaments: Science Experiment Before beginning the science experiment, first shape your ornaments into a cylindrical shape, then choose to create a tree-like ornament. You can then choose to create a round ornament or whatever shape you prefer! Next, use a fine-tooth comb to carefully pare the crystal down to its base and add a very fine amount of sandpaper to smooth it out, allowing the excess sanding to stay in the bottom of the ornaments.
Sandpaper is essential in shaping salt crystals because it helps to smooth the surface and increase the life of the crystal, giving it a beautiful sheen. After this step, you should have a beautiful, rounded shape with a clear, reflective top. Now, using your hands, remove all the salt crystals from the ornaments, but leave one in the middle. To form the ornaments, just gently place the sandpaper on the sanded center, and then gently place the remaining salt crystals there.
Crystal Beads – Science Experiment Next, you should be able to create crystal beads in the shape of stars, angels, and other Christmas symbols. To do this, start by creating a base, then using a fine-tooth comb to pare down the crystal beads to their cores. Once all the crystals are removed, place them into a cup of hot water and let them dry completely. When dried, remove the salt beads and coat them with a layer of hot wax, or a thin layer of silicon gel, allowing the silicone gel to set before painting the base on.
After painting the base, you will need to add any glitter or glitters to the crystal beads. so that the color is even throughout the entire piece. Use a high-quality paint to fill in any gaps, making sure that you allow at least 3mm between the paint and the bead surface. to prevent streaking or bubbling. For extra sparkle, use a dab of hot glue to attach small glass beads to the ends of each bead.