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Unread 06-19-2017, 07:40 AM   #1
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On the hunt for crystals!

Icicle chandelier crystals or quartz crystals, specifically!

One of my future cosplays is Knocker by Sakizo and she has a headpiece that has an assortment of quartz-like crystals attached to it!

I zoomed in on the image and outlined the crystals for you all, sorry for the sloppiness, I did it in MS Paint here at work, haha.

Now, I have found some icicle chandelier crystals on Etsy and due to the nature of Etsy, there are also LOTS of quartz but what I was wanting to know is if anyone knows of good places I can buy these things before I drop a lot of money buying them from people on Etsy?

I have found various listings on sites like eBay and such but I just wanted to post this here to see if there was some site specifically for stuff like this that I missed out on or even better deals!
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Unread 06-19-2017, 11:21 AM   #2
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Perhaps you should stay away from real quartz or glass/crystal. The sheer amount of it that you need is probably going to be pretty heavy on your head.. This is all just theoretical though, never worked with the stuff but thought i'd mention it anyways.
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Unread 06-19-2017, 11:46 AM   #3
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I was also going to suggest chandelier crystals!

Another option is to sculpt the shapes you want from clay as a mold, then make a negative, and do a resin cast to get the final pieces. That might be a little heavy, but you get a lot of control of the exact size/shape/color of the pieces if you do it that way. (Or maybe combine some casts with a smaller quantity of chandelier crystals?)
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Unread 06-19-2017, 02:44 PM   #4
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Molding them yourself in halves you can make them hollow and thus save on weight
Nothing is impossible, but some things are very expensive.
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Unread 06-19-2017, 08:32 PM   #5
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Ignore Etsy, hit up Ebay for chandelier crystals and components--but only AFTER you see what a moderately thorough Google search will get you. Go past the first page. About the fifth page is where you see merchants who haven't optimized their sites and still have good deals and unusual merchandise.

Even with crystal, don't worry about the weight so much. It's forward on the head and it's not that big; you can manage this with wire and a headband or similar and it will blend easily with the rest of the large-scale headpiece.
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