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The New Hampshire Ice Castle Perfect Canvas for Luminary Ice Sculptures

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 1 Comment

Wintercraft Stained Ice Glass Window for New Hampshire Ice Castle

Driving to and from the New Hampshire Ice Castle was a trial, but working in it was pure pleasure. Dan Beck, the site manager Master Ice Castle Builder as well as his builders, assistants and worker bees, did a fabulous job. Not only have they had a real winter with cold weather and snow, which is essential for a good Ice Castle, but they have also been blessed with a great land site (mountains and trees in the background), good water quality and a nice big building next door for warming toes. The combination of all these factors has made for, in my opinion, the best Ice Castles to date.

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Posted in Custom Ice Luminary Installations, Friends in Cold Places, Ice Castles, Ice Glass, Luminary Ice Creations, Stained Ice Glass Window, Teardrop Ice Lanterns

Friends in Cold Places - Part 3 - The Ice Castles

Posted on February 02, 2015 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

I work in castles made of glacial ice--dripping stalactites of ice forming natural columns and turrets which sparkle in the sun and radiate color in the night. Sometimes I don't even believe it, but yes, it's true--I work in the Ice Castles

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Posted in Custom Ice Luminary Installations, Friends in Cold Places, Ice Castles, Luminary Ice Creations

Friends in Cold Places - Part 2 - City of Lakes Luminary Loppet

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

One of my life's greatest joys was creating and then experiencing the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet's Enchanted Forest of 2010. I spent the better part of a month preparing and moving over 50 large sheets of ice glass from the freezing pools in my front yard to the peninsula of land that juts out into Lake of the Isles . . .

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Posted in Custom Ice Luminary Installations, Friends in Cold Places, Ice Glass, Luminary Festival, Luminary Ice Creations

Announcing DIY Ice Lantern Book!

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 6 Comments

We at Wintercraft are excited to announce a new book written by Jennifer Shea Hedberg that will detail luminary ice projects that will be fun for the whole family.

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Posted in DIY, Ice Luminary Book, Ice Luminary Magic, Luminary Ice Creations

Friends in Cold Places - Part 1 - John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

Start of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Wintercraft Sponsor

Wintercraft heads north for the 31st running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. We have sponsored this amazing event for a few years now and love it!

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Posted in Friends in Cold Places, Ice Lantern Centerpieces, Luminary Festival

How to Light a Globe Ice Lantern - BASICS

Posted on December 25, 2014 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 3 Comments

Wintercraft LED lights light up a globe with color!
The true joy of creating a Globe Ice Lantern is to watch it begin to glow with light! Read on for techniques and tips for lighting with a candle, LED lights and the sun . . .

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Posted in LED Lights for Ice Lanterns, Lighting Ice Lanterns, Making Ice Lanterns

How to Make a Globe Ice Lantern - BASICS

Posted on December 24, 2014 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 1 Comment

How to Make a Globe Ice Lantern at Wintercraft
One of the most exciting parts of Christmas gift-giving for Wintercraft is the thousands of potential Ice Lantern Lovers that are introduced to this beautiful craft. Here's the basics for How to Make a Globe Ice Lantern using the Wintercraft System.

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Posted in Freezer Ice Lanterns, Making Ice Lanterns

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