Valentine’s Day Ice Sculptures

Valentine’s Day Ice Sculptures

Romance is in the air, and so is the winter chill! Combine the two with exquisite ice sculptures suitable for Valentine’s Day. These fabulous works of melting art are a welcomed addition to any event and will glorify this special time of year. How do you go get from start to finish, though?

 

Often people want to know what tools are used to make such wondrous displays of affections. Many are surprised to learn that a Valentine’s Day ice sculpture doesn’t begin with carving tools. In fact, you need to actually make the block of ice first and foremost! Our line of work stations and ice block makers provide the correct size blocks to start with.

 

While a chainsaw can get you moving in the right direction, finesse is better left to our ice sculpting tools. Hand tools are best when working with intricate designs. Delicate and tender care is put into the piece using these crafting tools.

 

What types of Valentine’s Day ice sculptures best represent this time of year? The classic heart design is always requested, but there are so many creative ways to incorporate such a well-known symbol of love. Blending the heart shape into any number of other designs can create the right atmosphere for the season.

 

Here are some other excellent concepts for sculptures that would fit in with a Valentine’s Day event:Valentine’s Day Ice Sculptures

 

  • Cherubs are virtually the personification of a certain love-struck angel that has a bad habit of shooting arrows.
  • Doves are not only a universal symbol of peace, but they can inhibit the spirit of romance as well.
  • Swans are so graceful that even a still image of a pair can illicit warm feelings of love.
  • A key…but a key to what? To someone’s heart, perhaps?
  • A rose by any other name would still be a romantic and classic ice sculpture!

 

Ice Crafters is devoted to offering the best and widest selection of ice sculpting accessories and equipment in the world; electric tools, chisels, carving block machines, display equipment and more. Please take some time to review our site and for more information feel free to contact us today!

 

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10 Books That Will Make You a Master Ice Sculptor in No Time

10 Books That Will Make You a Master Ice Sculptor in No Time

As we all know, one doesn’t learn how to craft ice overnight. It’s a long, rewarding process that could take months, if not years, to master. But there are shortcuts. And some of them come in paperback.
From our own library to yours, here are 10 books that are guaranteed to take your ice sculpting career to the next level:

 

1997 Asahikawa Hokkido Competition

 

The best of the best in the ice sculpting world. Try this one on for size first to introduce yourself to the masters, and just to see what true potential looks like.

 

Ice Carving Made Easy

 

A book for beginners, this guide will teach you a few tricks of the trade. Good to be prepared before you dive into the trade itself.

 

Ice Sculpture: the Art of Ice Carving in 12 Systematic Steps

 

Like our list, this book will take you through what it takes to be a master. Just don’t forget the ice.

 

Ice Carving 101

 

Once you’ve got the tricks and the steps down, it’s time to start sculpting. But don’t start without this book by your side.

 

Vision of the Master10 Books That Will Make You a Master Ice Sculptor in No Time

 

Take a quick break from learning to check out what the masters have done. Nothing better to pump you up than a few pics of the pros.

 

Ice Art Professional, Part 1 & 2

 

Now that you’ve got the basics down, it’s time to step it up a notch. This intermediate-advanced copy should be the next level of your growing skill.

 

New World of Ice Sculpture, Vols. 1 & 2

 

It’s a particularly exciting time to join the ice sculpting universe, as new technology and techniques has led to a boom in never-before-seen sculptures. This dual collection is a good introduction to all of that innovation.

 

Ice Sculpture Techniques: the Cutting Edge

 

Now that you’ve gotten with the times, it’s probably best to start learning how to catch up. This modern handbook will show you what to do to make sure you’re in line with the 21st century style.

 

Ice Sculpting the Modern Way

 

And what good are those modern techniques if you can’t use them? Apply them today.

 

Iceculture: Ideas That Work(ed)

 

In terms of the bigger picture, this book may be the most important: it tells us how we can use our ice sculptures in a way that’s beneficial for all.

 

Now take what you’ve learned and go save the world. For more information, or if you have any questions on the books we offer, contact us at Ice Crafters today!

 

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Wear The Right Equipment For Ice Sculpting

Wear The Right Equipment For Ice Sculpting

Ice sculpting is one of the most beautiful art forms known, however it can also be very dangerous if you are not wearing the correct protective equipment. Ice Crafters has an extensive selection of ice sculpting equipment that promotes both safety and protection. From accessories to supplies, it all really begins with selecting the right apparel.

 

First and foremost, steel tow boots are a must for anyone that wants to get into ice sculpting. It is likely that you will be working with large chunks of rigid ice. Can you imagine what would happen if one fell on your foot? A trip to the emergency room would be in short order, there’s no doubt about that. Ice Crafters offers a great selection of steel toe boots in various sizes that will keep your little piggies safe and sound.

 

Next, select an apron to wear while ice sculpting. Typically, a rubber apron is best and when combined with a rubber pair of chaps, your entire body can be protected from the neck down.

 

Handling Ice Safely

Would you even think of handling ice without gloves on for protection? We hope not! Rubber gloves are well-suited, and insulated gloves would be a great addition as well. Keeping your hands and digits warm will help make sure that numb fingers don’t make mistakes while sculpting.Wear The Right Equipment For Ice Sculpting

 

Aside from the best apparel for ice sculpting, Ice Crafters also supplies a fantastic line of equipment. Lathes, lifts, and plastic liners are great places to start for beginners, and ice sculpting tools will undoubtedly be needed for people working at any level.

 

Consider venturing to the sales section to see what Ice Crafters can also do to save you money! Please don’t hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions.

 

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The Perks of Becoming An Ice Sculptor

The Perks of Becoming An Ice Sculptor

Choosing a career path that keeps you on your toes, always seizes the day, and makes the work day enjoyable can be difficult, unless you are an ice sculptor.

 

A work day for an ice sculptor is anything but typical. There is always a new task before you that’s so different from the last and there is always a chance to challenge yourself with tackling a new technique. Not to mention, you are providing a truly one of a kind talent to your clients, who will be grateful for the many, many hours and hard labor you put into creating a masterpiece. Ice sculpting is a work of art.

 

Some people might not realize that ice sculpting is a dangerous job. Ice sculptors are working with extremely sharp blades that work very quickly to remove excess ice so that a shape can form. An ice sculptor is a professional and it requires a lot of time, training and practice to master the skill of sculpting ice.

 

Living The Ice Sculpting Dream

 

Dreams can become a reality with what ice sculptors do. With some jobs, there is a limit upon what can be created, but not with ice sculpting. Taking a 300lb. chunk of ice and turn it into something magical and beautiful for an audience of any type, is very rewarding.The Perks of Becoming An Ice Sculptor

 

The work day is never boring. Your job provides a special element to any party. For any special event, like a wedding, an ice sculptor can deliver a piece of art that pumps up the celebration.

 

If this is a career path of choice, look through the equipment pieces that Ice Crafters provide. We supply all you need to become a proficient ice sculptor. For more information on the products that are needed for creating ice sculptures or more, contact Ice Crafters today!

 

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Wowing Party Guests With An Ice Punch Bowl Drink Dispenser

Wowing Party Guests With An Ice Punch Bowl Drink Dispenser

Everyone loves a good party with great company, delicious foods and entertainment. Adding to the festivity, an ice punch bowl can be the ultimate “ice breaker” for conversation. When you want to amp up the excitement, whether it is for a Sunday football game, family reunion, or a birthday party, an ice punch bowl is both functional and fun.

 

Ice beverage dispensers are an ideal self-serving station for the drink of the evening, whether it be punch or a favorite cocktail. No need to keep adding ice to your beverage as the ice bowl does it all.

 

With an ice punch bowl machine, you can create an intricate design so that the bowl holds the punch or so that the bowl actually dispenses the liquid through a luge with a pourer.

 

Ice Bowl Themes

 

What’s more, you can add a theme to your ice bowl that fits in with the purpose of the party. For sports related gatherings, you can sculpt the sport team’s emblem or for a baby shower, how about the little one’s initials.Wowing Party Guests With An Ice Punch Bowl Drink Dispenser

 

An ice bowl allows the party host to spend less on overall decor by utilizing a simple, yet sophisticated and functional piece that will have guests amazed.

 

Ice Crafters has quality punch bowl makers available. This machine will cut down on the time it takes for you to create a punch bowl as well as make sure yours looks absolutely perfect. For pricing and information regarding the make and use of our punch bowl maker, contact us today.

 

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