Having seen some images of the Ice Hotel in Sweden I was inspired to make a fully functioning lamp entirely out of ice. After quite a few experiments I have developed a really effective method and the finished product looks magnificent.
Believe it or not it lasts for over 12 hours at room temperature (I have tested this a number of times),and it is a great center piece for tables at parties.
Of course this is a temporary lamp but while it lasts it looks amazing and they are extremely quick and easy to make so you can keep a store of 3 or 4 in your freezer for special events, and I can assure you this is one of the most original and stunning lamps you will ever come across so those 12 hours are worth it.
The best part is: inside your lamp you can freeze any type of object you like e.g flowers( these look spectacular especially with the lighting), playing cards, cloth, messages, wine glasses etc. All of these objects can be stored in the freezer for months because the temperature stops the objects from perishing.
Once you have made your lamp I will teach you how to carve you lamp into a lit ice sculpture as well.
flower (or other objects to freeze inside)
tray (for collecting water when on display)
waterproof torch / flashlight ( although a bulb would give off more light it is too dangerous with the electricity and water, this is why a torch works well)
chisel for carving