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Ideas on how to make this lamp?

Hey! I'm starting a new project, but don't really know ~where~ to start.

Basically I'm trying to make a "crystal formation" style lamp. I want it to be quite large, and look as realistic as possible. 
I'll attach some images of the shape I am going for.
Anyway, I'm not sure how to start. If I was to use resin style molding, how could I achieve the crystal shape? Or would there be better ways? 

I'm an amateur at this, so any advice would be wonderful! How would you guys do it?

Thanks.

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kimwaun2 years ago

Its a good idea..I liked it...

caitlinsdad3 years ago
You might be better off going to find a rockhound to search for a real mineral sample or find a glassmaker with broken samples to use. Casting something like that out of resin is difficult, especially with larger sizes and the optical properties wouldn't be as interesting or nice. Good luck.
cgittins (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
yeah that's a good idea, there's actually a glass forge in my town center! I think the problem with trying to find a real mineral would be size, as I want it as a floor lamp (quite large & dramatic) Thanks!