5 Unique Wedding Ice Sculpture Designs

5 Unique Wedding Ice Sculpture Designs

Are you looking for that one thing to set your wedding apart from your friends? Then you have arrived at the right place.

 

Many brides and grooms to be think of everything from photo booths to chocolate fountains or a hip new DJ playing the best songs will make their wedding stand out.

 

But what you rarely see now, is an ice sculpture at a wedding.

 

No matter what your theme is, there is an ice sculpture that can match it to make your wedding the standout of the season.

 

  1. Martini Ice Luge – if you are having an outdoor wedding and want to make sure your drinks are nice and cool, how about an ice luge devoted to your guest’s drinks!
  2. A Huge Ring – getting married is all about the ring, and how much you love each other, of course! This huge ring would be the perfect centerpiece for the occasion.
  3. Ode To Your Honeymoon Destination – Are you and your future spouse jet-setting in the morning to Paris, Disney, or another exotic destination? You can have your honeymoon destination made into an ice sculpture! See how great the Eiffel Tower looks on ice!
  4. Swans – if there is any animal that represents love, it is a swan. The way their necks intertwine with one another to make a perfect heart is so beautiful. Think about this ice sculpture for your big day.
  5. Cake Tower – want to make your cake the centerpiece of your wedding? We don’t blame you. Add a million more “wow’s” to your day by showcasing your cake on top of an ice tower.

Feeling inspired yet?

 

Give Ice Crafters a call now at (800) 871-0739 or (630) 871-0739 to start planning out the ice sculpting equipment you’ll need to create the perfect wedding day ice sculpture.

 

We know that your clients will not be disappointed.

Get An Ice Crafting Lathe Machine For Your Works

Get An Ice Crafting Lathe Machine For Your Works

Now when many sculptors get hired to create a work out of ice they typically just make that one piece and they are done. Yet, sometimes the job asks for the big piece to come with smaller accompanying pieces.

 

This can prove to be quite difficult for sculptors who have difficulty making the smaller items due to the precision of the cuts required to make them. When that occurs, a lathe can help make those items a reality.

 

Let The Lathe Handle It

 

This lathe machine is capable of creating smaller works of ice such as ice pillars to table centerpieces in minutes. It can make the exact cuts needed to make it look like it needs to.

 

To utilize the lathe and make a work of ice, first you need to get a piece of ice to create the item.

 

Then from there, put the design instructions into the machine so it can make the correct cuts.

 

Once that operation is set and the cuts have been made, your ice creation is all set and ready for display.

 

What’s also great about this lathe machine is that it can allow you to mass produce these creations as well. So if you are contracted to create a large collection of ice sculptures or works, you can rely on the lathe to help you get it done.

 

Ice Crafters has a variety or ice sculpting tools including a lathe when you need to make smaller sculptures. Next time don’t sweat the small stuff and create beautiful works with your own lathe. If you would like more information on the products we offer, please contact us today!

Unique Ideas For Your Ice Sculpture

Unique Ideas For Your Ice Sculpture

Every artist knows how frustrating it can be to have a creative block, especially when you have a deadline. If you are getting ready to present an ice sculpture at an event, not being able to come up with a fun and creative design can make you feel like quitting.

 
Are you doing a special event like a wedding or corporate event?

 
Create an ice bar. While they seem generic, customizing the bar to incorporate the couple or the business is a great way to take a classic idea and turn it into something unique and unforgettable. Add a touch of color and intricate designs to personalize this look.

 
You can also use the ice sculptures for a table centerpiece, like a salad bowl, ice cream bowl, and other foods. It’s a creative and unique way to store foods that need to be served chilled.

 
Here at Ice Crafters, we offer templates and design inspiration from master ice sculptors, Mitsu Shimizu, and Mac Winker. Just find the designs that best suit your skills and then you’ll be able to choose from a variety of options. Take these classic ideas and add your own special touch and style to it. You won’t run out of ideas again.

 
While planning your sculpture, make sure that you are following any instructions or guidelines for the event. If there was a specific request, follow it as closely as you can.

 

 

If you need tips or ideas, contact Ice Crafters today. Not only do we offer the best ice sculpting equipment on the market, we offer templates, videos and books to help you with your process.

Ice Carving Secrets: Uses of Brice Nail Boards

Ice Carving Secrets: Uses of Brice Nail Boards

When you go to a lavish event and see a stunning ice sculpture, it piques your curiosity. First you’re stunned by its beauty, but then you begin to wonder how it came into creation, how long it took, and how hard the artist had to work to carve such an intricate piece of ice art.

 

Well, a major component is the nail boards. Just one of the tools an ice sculpture artist needs to create, it’s among the most important. In 1990, artist Steve Brice invented this nail board to create his memorable ice sculpture of a Mercedes Benz, at the World Art Championships in 1991.

 

The tool helped him create such a wonderful piece, that other artists looked to him for information. The success of the nail boards helped other artists create large, intricate ice sculptures that leave an impression.

 

The nail board is as simple as it sounds. It’s essentially just a wooden board with screws (not actually nails) drilled through it. Equipped with handles and rows of screws, the nail board is mainly used for flattening the surfaces of the sculptures and for setting the shape in the early stages of creation.

 

Since 1991, ice sculptures have improved greatly, and it’s all thanks to Steve Brice and his unique invention. Every talented ice sculptor uses this tool, and it shows in his or her work.

 

Learn more about the boards we carry back on our main page, or contact us at Ice Crafters with any questions you may have about ice sculpting and the tools we carry.

Using A Beverage Fountain For An Ice Sculpture

Using A Beverage Fountain For An Ice Sculpture

Ice sculptures are beautifully crafted and are quite the sight to see. Ice sculptures are much more versatile than you might think. What is thought to be just an event decoration, an ice sculpture can also serve a purpose, such as for a beverage fountain.

 

Whenever you are hosting a special occasion you want to give your guests the very best entertainment, right? You hire the best band, dine on delicious cuisine and signature cocktails and set up with the ideal amount of décor. If you really want to wow your guests, include an ice sculpture beverage fountain.

 

With a distinctive design, your signature drink of the evening can be smoothly poured from a sparkling ice beverage fountain. With this type of beverage dispenser, you won’t have to worry about your guests waiting for the wait staff to bring their drinks or stand in a long line at a bar. With continuous flow, guests will have both entertainment and service all in one.

 

Keep Your Drinks Cold And Look Great

 

Let’s not also forget to mention that your beverage will be kept at a crisp cold temperature throughout the festivities. Most ice beverage fountains have tiers for increase beverage flow as well as for aesthetic purposes. Depending on where you turn to for your ice sculpture beverage fountain, you may have the option to add color changing lights for a unique effect.

 

For a professionally crafted ice beverage fountain that comes with the pump and color changing lights, contact Ice Crafters today. For creating a truly memorable experience, our ice beverage fountain is exactly what you need.

 

 

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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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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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Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures

Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures

As the holidays are in full swing, the music is playing in all the stores and everyone is trying to find the perfect gift for the loved ones. Holiday decorations are strewn across shops and stores, houses and businesses, and the city streets. You can see a snowman or Santa Claus in every window and every tree has a festive look with lights and ornaments.

 

This is also the time of year where festivals of lights or Christmas light tours happen. Showcasing creative light designs, when displayed at night, of jolly Saint Nick and his faithful reindeer as well as Hanukkah menorahs and dreidels, get everyone in the holiday spirit.

 

Adding Holiday Themed Ice Sculptures To The Festivities

 

Holiday festival light designs are great and the draw for families and tourists, but an ice sculpture is the cherry on top and really adds a different dimension to the theme. An ice sculptor can really be creative with his creations; using winter and holiday recognizable characters such as Frosty the Snowman or The Grinch to even just making a 3D snowflake or Christmas tree.

 

Using LED lights and pedestals, the ice artist can incorporate more into the imagination, adding color to the ice and putting emphasis on certain aspects of the sculpture. Red and green would go well with any ice design since they are the traditional holiday colors but thinking outside of the norm, using a bright silver or blue can also draw attention to the piece. Even trying to attach a carrot or cob pipe to Frosty can go the extra mile for entertainment.

Holiday Tours With Ice Sculptures

 

Using these types of ice sculptures can really make any light festival that much better and unique, and a favorite to all ages.

 

For any of your ice sculpting needs, whether it is ice crafting accessories or personal protection, look to Ice Crafters. For more information on what tools or products we offer, contact Ice Crafters today!

 

 

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Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

When it comes to a wedding, a bride and groom who are making plans for the reception get what they want. In this instance what they want most for the celebration is an ice luge sculpture for their guests to use. What’s an ice luge you might ask? An ice luge is a relatively large block of ice that has small, narrow channels carved inside or out, where liquid is poured sometimes into the drinker’s mouth or glass. Usually these are alcoholic drinks.

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

 

An ice luge can be made from molds as well, but that takes away the creativity and originality from an ice sculptor. As an ice sculptor this gives you a chance to show off you talents as well as give the couple an item that will be showcased at their event.

 

Supplies Every Ice Luge Needs

 

Decisions must be made to which style of ice luge will be made. This will decide which supplies you need and what type of block will be made. One ice luge design has the tubes or hose inside in order to pour the drink using a spigot to control the flow of the drinks. Another design is to carve out the ice block and create luge slides that give the bartender the ability to pour drink down the slide into the waiting mouth or glass.

 

Either creation takes a sculpture’s touch as they can be a work of art. Perhaps you engrave the bride and groom’s initials in the side or names in/on the side or create the block with LED lights to glow throughout; the possibilities to be a visionary are endless.

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

 

Regardless of which type of ice luge you are tasked to create, you’ll need ice luge supplies. Ice Crafters has the supplies you need for all your ice sculpting needs and more. Whether you need ice luge parts or other supplies for your ice sculpting needs, consult with the professionals at Ice Crafters today!

 

 

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