One reason we suggest that clients retain their original packing is because creating each carton requires substantial time and materials. A replacement box requires a full set of iron and glass identical to each client’s piece, so the custom blown foam will match up perfectly. On average, it costs us $90-$130 to create each carton, plus shipping.
We recommend triple-wrapping the glass in 1’’ bubble wrap, placing it into a ‘nest’ of crushed paper or ‘peanuts’, then adding soft foam along the edges of the bowl and at the top of the box.
The step-by-step instructions are now on our website here. Inside cleaning is done with a dry, lint-free cloth or a soft bristle vacuum attachment.
The iron work can be perfectly maintained by rubbing it every 6 months with light machine oil [hardware store item] or an olive oil. The oil removes any light rust and prevents more from forming; and should be applied with an oil-dampened [not dripping], clean cotton cloth.
The best practice will be for the chandelier to be taken down and put aside during the process. If this is not practical and you must apply the oil with the glass in place, place a piece of bubble wrap [or clean cloth] in the bowl before wiping the iron to prevent oil from dripping onto the glass.
Most 40W bulb types are fine, but not halogen or sodium vapor. We like the way neodymium bulbs show the work, but full-spectrum fluorescents and incandescents are preferred by some collectors.
Chandelier diameters are offered in 2’’ increments, from 24’’ to 42’’. Larger sizes are 48’’, 54’’ and 60’’. Pricing varies by size and complexity. Multiple Original pricing will be on our website soon.
As with all artists, we cannot appraise our own work; however, we are always happy to furnish statements of current pricing.
Yes, we regularly ship abroad.
Ulla is always creating. Some items are made for the pleasure of creating them and others are developed into company offerings.
All Original work is designed and painted by Ulla personally. All Multiple Original work is painted by one of our talented artists, using Ulla’s designs.
The standard ironwork for all chandeliers is of identical design, though each element of the iron for Original work is hand-hammered, resulting in its distinctive texture.
Hand forged iron pieces that are used with traditional ironwork or ceiling mounts, to extend the length between ceiling cap and hanging system. The S-Hooks are approximately 6” long, however, when two are hooked together they measure approximately 11”. S Hooks are not included in the hanging system.
While no two pieces of painted glass are identical, Ulla and our artists regularly create work to ‘match’ existing pieces.
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If you require additional information or if your question was not listed, please contact us directly and we will be glad to assist you.