How to Make a Smoky Quartz Lamp

A crystal clustered lamp to elevate your mood.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1-4 hours

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1-4 hours
Written By

Joanna Hawley

jojotastic

Written By

Joanna Hawley

jojotastic

The vignettes in your home are what help to make each corner feel special, especially if you include a variety of materials, textures, and vintage accents. This DIY project combines Etsy Studio’s amazing selection of DIY materials with Etsy's vast assortment of vintage home decor pieces to create a crystal clustered lamp. This easy DIY takes about 15-20 minutes to assemble with a drying time of at least 1 hour. The result is a totally unique piece that is the perfect confluence of natural elements and vintage charm.

You will need

You might already have

Lucite lamp
Lamp shade
 

Step 1: Prepare epoxy

In a well-ventilated area, squeeze a small amount of epoxy onto a piece of scrap paper or kraft paper. Mix with a popsicle stick according to the instructions on the packaging.
 

Step 2: Apply epoxy to crystal

Use a wooden craft stick to apply a thin layer of epoxy to the flattest side of a piece of smoky quartz.
 

Step 3: Apply to lamp base

Firmly press quartz piece into place on the base of the lamp.
 

Step 4: Cluster

Continue using the epoxy to adhere quartz pieces to the lamp. Cluster the pieces of quartz around the lamp base to accent the lucite. Try clustering pieces at the top and bottom to accent different parts of the lamp.
 

Step 5: Secure with tape

The glue will take about an hour to cure. Use painters tape to hold the quartz in place until then. This helps to prevent any pieces from sliding or shifting while the epoxy cures and ensures a tight bond between pieces.
 

Step 6: Remove tape

Carefully remove the tape once the epoxy has cured. If you missed any spots, you can always mix another batch of epoxy and apply more with a popsicle stick.
 
Add your lampshade, screw in a bulb and turn your lamp on to see those crystals shine bright.
 

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Joanna Hawley

Blogger, stylist, and Pinterest influencer, Joanna spends her time wrangling wiener dogs and renovating her tiny bungalow in Seattle.