Seriously,It is true...I took my grandkids to the local shop to buy ice cream on a very hot day, we passed a small second hand /curio shop on the way,venturing inside I was instantly mesmerised by the beautiful (huge) grande Lava lamp,then she was mine.I dont regret it at all.I LOVE the thing. So from ice cream to Lava all in half an hour..who would have thought ?
Thanks for the welcoming! BC is rainy and green, as always haha. I have done a liquid replacement on my lava lamp, 3x now. Used just red coloring first, then just blue coloring,and now Ive tried for a violet with mixing blue and red. Looks more pink but still very cool. Thanks again and take care!
I have two, though they are not too functional now/wax separation I think ... Don't know the models .... got them a long time ago .... Haggerty Enterprises on Irving Park so it's "carbon tetrachloride " ? Don't know how to do the fix as the two will kinda work for awhile then one quits and the other has lots of 1" balls
Oh wow I will look it up on google. I need to refill my sata lite glitter light and think I am going to try using fusible fibres, but am not sure if this is the right thing to do. Do you have any experience in the glitter lamps ( hunter)
I have a. Dilemma at the fore front and was wondering if there is a member present that could direct or instruct me about the liquid (not the 'lava') used in the 60s lamps.My most ornery feline "paddy" knocked it down,cracked the plastic top(super glue) which leaked out on the floor.This morning to my horror I discovered the crime,cradled my baby all the way to the sink and filled him with tap.Needless to say it won't bubble.Just lays there.
Thank you and greetings,all who revere the everlasting lava God! All kidding aside I do thank you for your warm welcome and hope to learn all I can from the very learned members of this outta site site.
Thanks for the welcome, have been a lurker for a while, have purchased from several of the people in the group through ebay as well. The Lava Library has been a great resource. Wish I had a better understanding of the ups and downs of the market....although no desire to sell....and don't have the space or the scratch for purchasing at the moment.....unless anybody has another original 60's USA glitterlite they'll sell for $36!
Very jealous of all the incredible UK lamps that are so easy, and not so easy, for you to get.
I wish I had known the shake/break lava 101. Damn.
I then tried to heat, seperate, and eventually now just have sad lava next to my trash can because I can't seem to give it up. I wish I could buy the liquid because I actually have very nice bottles, that's the big bummer. I can't replace the style of bottle. Thus I found this site, but looks like I'd have to buy a bottle and transfer the liquid I think. Hmmmm Thanks for the compassion. Cheers.
I love going to the factory and always found the staff very helpful,I've nearly always got what I've been looking for but cannot get them to make me a clear and white lunar vase even if I signed a waver saying that I wouldn't complain if it eventually became slightly yellowish after a while,I sometimes buy from a guy near me who has a lunar with the colour way I want ,his is crystal clear and the White pristine.
On the subject of what lamps I own I think I have a very good collection from older ones to the more modern Mathmos including non lava ones the one I'm most proud of at the moment is my glitterama petite jardiniere which I found locally made be ex Crestworth workers who set up a rival firm,more can be found out about this on Anthony Voss excellent history of Crestworth/Mathmos.like you I love all my lamps equally but unfortunately don't have the room to display them all.