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30 Delicate Projects That Repurpose Old Glass Insulators

In 1850 companies such as Hemingray, Bookfield and Whitall Tatum started producing glass insulators for telegraph lines, telephone and power transmission lines later on. Their sole purpose was to insulate the wire from the wood, reason for which materials such as glass, porcelain or composite polymer materials had been chosen. An electrical insulator is a material whose internal electric charges do not flow freely, and therefore make it nearly impossible to conduct an electric current under the influence of an electric field. This contrasts with other materials, semiconductors and conductors, which conduct electric current more easily. The property that distinguishes an insulator is its resistivity; insulators have higher resistivity than semiconductors or conductors.

Today technology has evolved and the old glass insulators has been reduced to crafting projects and decoration crafts. For the avid DIYer, they represent the perfect materials for candle holders ideas, succulent planters, garden lamps and so on. They can be found in a variety of glass tones, all delicate and beautiful in a vintage way. We have gathered a selection of over 30 delicate projects that repurpose old glass insulators. Enjoy!

Delicate Projects That Repurpose Old Glass Insulators

1. glass insulator candle-holder

1. glass insulator candle-holder

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2. the perfect lantern for hanging outdoors

2. the perfect lantern for hanging outdoors

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3. a special candle ornament designed for your dinning room table

3. a special candle ornament designed for your dinning room table

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4. wood and glass merged into a vintage retro appealing candle

4. wood and glass merged into a vintage retro appealing candle

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5. driftwood has been used for these special twin candles

5. driftwood has been used for these special twin candles

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6. horseshoes and glass insulators in one strange pack

6. horseshoes and glass insulators in one strange pack

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7. a special kind of chandelier

7. a special kind of chandelier

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8. glass insulator candle holder with a vintage touch

8. glass insulator candle holder with a vintage touch

9. an industrial looking wall lamp

9. an industrial looking wall lamp

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10. a very retro chic lighting fixture proper to be adorned above your bar zone

10. a very retro chic lighting fixture proper to be adorned above your bar zone

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11. old pipes and glass insulators

11. old pipes and glass insulators

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12. a  wooden base and a glass insulator forming a table lamp

12. a  wooden base and a glass insulator forming a table lamp

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13. gorgeous modern looking lighting fixture featuring the old glass insulator

13. gorgeous modern looking lighting fixture featuring the old glass insulator

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14. glass insulator pendant lamps

14. glass insulator pendant lamps

14. glass insulator pendant lamps

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15. re-purposing an old lamp

15. re-purposing an old lamp

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16. unique dinning table centerpiece with glass insulator lights

16. unique dinning table centerpiece with glass insulator lights

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17. an industrial looking lamp for a modern decor

17. an industrial looking lamp for a modern decor

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18. railway screws and glass insulators combined

18. railway screws and glass insulators combined

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19. a cute little vase

19. a cute little vase

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20. the perfect method of nestling a flower bouquet outside

20. the perfect method of nestling a flower bouquet outside

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21. use a glass insulator as a flower pot

21. use a glass insulator as a flower pot

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22. nestle delicate succulent plants

22. nestle delicate succulent plants

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23. vintage glass insulator planter

23. vintage glass insulator planter

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24. a cute method of displaying photos

24. a cute method of displaying photos

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25. create a twin salt and pepper shakers set

25. create a twin salt and pepper shakers set

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26. an insulator coat rack

26. an insulator coat rack

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27. a different Christmas approach

27. a different Christmas approach

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28. cute little book holders

28. cute little book holders

29. glass insulators chandelier

29. glass insulators chandelier

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30. steam-punk glass insulator lamp

30. steam-punk glass insulator lamp

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What do you think about the idea of re-purposing old glass insulators into home decor? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

If you need to cut the glass of the insulators you will find the step by step DIY approach on how to cut glass right here yet if the project is of scale and it requests considerable volumes we have also curated a list of the best stained glass ring saws here on Homesthetics and also list of the best stained glass grinders to finish of the craft smoothly. We highly encourage you to use tools with safety gear at all times and read the instructions manual thoroughly before proceeding.

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