There are different methods of re-pinning your chandelier crystals allowing you the choice to suit your chandelier and your personal preferences.
Chandelier Pins -This is the traditional method of chandelier pinning (along with chandelier wire). The pins have a pin head and come in a choice of finishes and lengths - if you are new to chandelier pinning we recommend that you start with the longer pins and as you become more comfortable with the process you can, if you wish, reduce the length of the pin you start with. Having a longer pin allows you to be able to trim any excess you do not need. Pinning pliers can be purchased from our website here and we have a "How To" Video on our website on our Here.
Chandelier Bow Tie Clips - These are a simple pinning method, often used on more modern chandeliers but equally acceptable on vintage chandeliers. You insert one "leg" through the hole on your crystal, fold the leg over to the centre (legs to the back of the crystal), insert the other leg through your second crystal and fold over to meet the other leg in the centre thus the decorative front is the piece that will be on show. As well as being popular for repinning chandeliers they are very popular for joining crystals on suncatchers.
Chandelier Connecting Rings - These are again popular for the modern chandeliers and are a simple way of joining chandelier crystals and suncatcher crystals. Open the ring and feed it through the crystal, you may want to find it easier to use our pinning pliers when using the rings to hold the ring open whilst you insert through the crystal to stop the ring closing prematurely.
Chandelier Pinning Wire - A traditional chandelier crystal pinning method whereby you need to create a "pin head" to stop the wire going straight through the crystal. The wire can be cut to the lengths that you require as you go along. The chandelier wire is also used when the design requires the chandelier beads to be strung and for tying in place glass ribs to metal chandelier arms.