Greetings! New UK lava mad lady here! I've been silently reading all that goes on here for a few weeks! Finally plucked up the courage to introduce myself! I've only been collecting lamps for 3 weeks - mostly Mathmos as that is all that tends to turn up here - but a couple of Sata Hunters too. My kitchen is now a fully fledged chemistry lab! I have a huge pile of lamp bases and caps, and I have Perc solution, Polyethylene glycol, De-ionised water, glycerine, glitter, wax, wax dye, food colourings - you name it I have it! I have taken apart other lamps and transferred the contents successfully; changed masterfluid on a copper Crestworth Astro successfully; taken lava and redyed it then given it new masterfluid. Tomorrow I'm going to make a fast flow glitterlite using the tinsel glitter out of a broken Sata and put it into an old Mathmos Jet bottle. Then the next stage will be to try and make my own wax from scratch, so I can completely rebuild old spent lava lamps and breathe new life into them! I've really enjoyed reading up about all the tips on here for lava and glitter restorations. Fascinating stuff!
At the moment I have 17 assorted glitter/lava/wave etc lamps. I'm having 14 more assorted lamps sent to me next week so that I can restore or rebuild them and have a play! I will post pics at some point if you like. And thank you for letting me join!
I found the picture:
Good luck finding this chemical as it is banned for sale for many years!
That would be cool!
Then we'll have to find the glitter flakes.
Any idea where to find this in Europe?
If I had the flakes and the liquid, I would love to make a Living Jewel bottle for a Lunar.
Is it possible to do it right now by buying 5 or 6 Living Jewel lamps, but it is too expensive for me :-(
good night Arne!
Good grief...it would be easier to make a bomb...lol.
Here's the original post on chemical make up of glitter lamps:
Anybody in the UK have access to buddies with chemicals? Or know where to get the glitter from to replicate glitterlites etc. Living Jewels have another type of glitter - its reflective and slightly rainbow coloured???
I think before anyone tryes to experment with making a fast / solvent based lamp and has an idea of what the chemicals might be the first thing to do is to really look into the legalities of thies chemicals. The last thing anyone needs is the cops to come knocking on a susspusion that your using illeagle chemicals and think your trying to make a bomb or somthing.