Ice Wrangler Custom Installation Portfolio

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

Here you will find a constantly updated portfolio of the ice luminary art that we create for corporate and private events as well as for the Middlemoon Creekwalk - our yearly gift to our neighborhood.  For more information about Ice Wrangler Custom Ice Luminary installations and check out our Facebook page, too!

 

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Wintercraft Ice Wrangler create ice wonderland for The Commons park in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Midwinter Light" at The Commons Park - Downtown Minneapolis, MN

Client: Green Minneapolis

Together with a team of heavy ice lifters, we created an icy candlelit wonderland in The Commons park in downtown Minneapolis near the new US Bank Stadium. Included in the display were many towers of Finnish Glass Ice Luminaries (some were 9' tall and required a ladder to light!), a forest of Ice Glass Shards, hundreds of ice luminaries of all shapes and sizes, plus some Ice Anemones positioned at the central focal point. The event ran for 5 days and we braved some harsh conditions--sun, wind and crazy warm days! But we made it and it looked fabulous! Blog about The Commons event.

 

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Wintercraft Ice Wrangler Runway of Globe Ice Lanterns for White Peacock Events

Runway of Globe Ice Lanterns

Client: White Peacock Events

This grand entrance was just begging for a runway of beautiful candlelit globe ice lanterns to light the way to the party! Spectacular!

 

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Ice Bar lit with Twirling LED lights!  

Client: Private Luminary Loppet Party

I LOVE making ice bars. I designed and constructed this ice bar for a party during an ice luminary festival on February 4, 2017. One large sheet of Ice Glass is the bar top and numerous sheets of Ice Glass surround the ice bar. Twirling LED lights in red, purple and multi colors complete The-Party-is-Here effect! "This ice bar was the coolest thing I saw all night!", claimed one of thousands of revelers roaming the area during the festival. Here is the blog about the Ice Bar I built for the same event the year before.

 

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Finnish Glass Ice Towers at the Luminary Loppet 2016

Finnish Glass Ice Towers

Client: Volunteer Ice Sculptor for The Loppet Foundation

I loved filling the 2010 Luminary Loppet's Enchanted Forest with Ice Glass and hundreds of Globe Ice Lanterns. Because all the ice artists at this event are volunteer only, other commitments often tie my hands to contribute like I did in 2010, but I try to put in a few ice luminaries each year. This year (2016), I introduced my favorite new technique that I call Finnish Glass Ice Towers - simple column ice lanterns with a funky new texture! They are a little fussy to make, but well worth the effort!

 

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Wintercraft Ice Wrangler Wine Cooler for Private Event

Wine Cooler Extraordinaire

Client: Private Party

One of my favorite things to create is a wine cooler that is lit with LED lights to make the ice and the wine bottles sparkle with light. The flowers love the melting cold water and the wine stays invitingly cool for the guests. This Globe Ice Lanterns is an extra large size and lit with blue waterproof LED lights.

 

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Custom "Cherry" Globe Ice Lantern for Private Event at Spoon & Stable Restaurant in the North Loop of Minneapolis

Ice Cherry Centerpieces

Client: Private Birthday Party

I created two custom Globe Ice Lantern Displays for private event at Spoon & Stable restaurant in the North Loop of Minneapolis. The ice lantern was requested to look like a cherry as the theme for the night was "Cherry on Top". The stems couldn't be made of ice as they would melt too quickly, so I created stems and inserted them in the top of a cherry-shaped Globe Ice Lanterns. Beautiful setting! The flowers arrangements on either side were created by designer Kara Karpenske. 

 

A closer look at the Cherry Globe Ice Lantern created for a private event

A closer view of the Cherry Globe Ice Lantern. 

 

Jen working on the base arrangement for the Cherry Globe Ice Lantern Display

I am working on filling in empty spots in the Cherry Globe Ice Lantern base arrangement with moss and Ruscus greens sprayed with gold spray paint.

 

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Pumpkin Centerpiece

Pumpkin and Globe Ice Lantern Centerpiece

Client: Class Reunion Committee

This pumpkin-based indoor globe ice lantern display was created for a Class of 1980 Class Reunion at the Brits Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Here is a video that I created to teach others how to make this centerpiece.

 

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Hanging Globe Ice Lanterns Wintercraft Custom Installation

Giant Oak filled with Hanging Globe Ice Lanterns

Client: Private Christmas Party

I was asked by a client to hand many globes in an ancient oak outside her home to create a fabulous entry effect for a holiday party near Summit Avenue in St. Paul, MN. This photo is taken at dusk and the candles are just starting to glow.

 

Hanging Globe at Middlemoon Creekwalk Wintercraft Community

This was the first globe ice lantern that I hung with twine macrame. I created this for the Middlemoon Creekwalk (Once a winter, Tom and I, along with neighbors, create a magical ice luminary walk along a creek to be enjoyed by all). I use that opportunity to show off experiments that I have been working on and am able to see the reaction. That way I know what works and what does not. The hanging globe has been a huge hit!

 

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Wintercraft Ice Wrangler Wedding at the American Swedish Institute Globe Ice Lantern within a Globe Ice Lantern

Globe Ice Lantern within a Globe Ice Lantern

Client: Private Wedding

The America Swedish Institute is a lovely place for a wedding in winter. It has a stately stone wall at its entrance that is just perfect to hold a series of ice lanterns to welcome guests. Typically, the globe ice lanterns I make are extra thick and are filled with lines to reflect the light, but at the time of this wedding, we were in a little bit of a warm spell. So, I had to get a little creative given that the weather was too warm to freeze a dozen large, thick ice lanterns. The temperature would freeze a small ice lantern beautifully and would freeze a thinner shell on large globe ice lanterns, so I decided to marry the two--one inside the other. It worked perfectly and the client was thrilled!

 

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Wintercraft Ice Wall at Ice Castle in New Hampshire

"Stained Ice Wall" and other ice luminary installations

Client: Ice Castles

For a few years now, the people at Ice Castles have asked Wintercraft to add a little icy magic to their elaborate ice creation. This photo shows an ice wall that I created in the New Hampshire Castle. It is made with huge tubes of ice that have been crosscut to show off the freezing pattern inside. Lit from behind, it is fabulous and a visitor favorite! 

 

Wintercraft at Ice Castles New Hampshire

This teardrop globe looks like it grew in one of the glacial ice crevices in the New Hampshire Ice Castle.

 

Anna frozen into a globe ice lantern delighted children at the Eden Prairie Ice Castles

Anna frozen into a globe ice lantern delighted children at the Eden Prairie Ice Castle. Photo by Shane Foss.

 

A studio shot of the Anna globe before heading out the Ice Castle!

A studio shot of the Anna globe before heading out the Ice Castle!

 

Candlelit Globe Ice Lantern Garden at the entrance of the Mall of America Ice Castle

Candle-lit Globe Ice Lantern Garden at the Entrance of the Mall of America Ice Castles.

 

Jen taking picture of ice rose at New Hampshire Ice Castle

A photographer, Patrick Groleau, took a picture of me taking a photo of an ice rose I had created at the New Hampshire Ice Castles.

 

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An ice mushroom at the 2010 Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis, MN. To establish scale, the lower area of the sculpture was created using a garbage can!

Mushroom Ice Luminary

Client: Volunteer Ice Sculptor for The Loppet Foundation

A Mushroom Ice Luminary in the Enchanted Forest of the 2010 Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis, MN. To establish scale, I created the lower area of the sculpture using a garbage can! Photo by Rob Nopola.

 

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Ice Rose at one of the Middlemoon Creekwalks

Ice Rose

Client: Middlemoon Creekwalk (my husband and I created this free to the public yearly event along our neighboring creek in Minneapolis, MN)

Ice Rose at one of the Middlemoon Creekwalks 

 

Ice hands hold a candlelit globe in an ice glass display at a Middlemoon Creekwalk

Ice hands hold a candlelit globe in an ice glass display at a Middlemoon Creekwalk

 

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An extra large globe on a dessert table at the gala fundraising event for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Large Candlelit Globe Ice Lantern Floral Display

Client: John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

An extra large globe on a dessert table at the gala fundraising event for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

 

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Frozen pointsettia for a private Christmas party installation

Poinsettia Globe Ice Lantern

Client: Private

I frozen poinsettias into an extra large globe ice lantern as part of the outside display for a private Christmas party.

 

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Roses frozen a a globe for a tradeshow booth at The Merchandise Mart in Atlanta, GA.

Roses In Ice

Client: Private

I froze bouquets of roses and wax flowers into a globe ice lantern as part of the indoor portion of a private Christmas party. 

 

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Outside Globe Ice Lantern display for the Joynoelle Fashion Show at the Grand Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN

Globe Ice Lantern Outdoor Arrangement

Client: Joynoelle Bridal Fashion Show at the Grand Restaurant

With no snow to be found and a "winterized" front entrance of the restaurant, I improvised by wrapping white string lights with light brown burlap and wound 20 globe ice lanterns of various sizes through the branches of a large tree limb found behind the restaurant! Photo taken by Jennifer Simonsson.

 

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Private Wintercraft Custom Installation

Outdoor Globe Ice Lantern Installation

Client: Me!

This was a photo shoot I set up with photographer Paul Umbarger to capture images for marketing material. A neighbor kindly allowed me to borrow their amazing round rock wall that was beautifully covered with a thick blanket of snow. Perfect! The above image is now somewhat famous as it has been used on the packaging for our Wintercraft kits for years! 

 

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Top of a globe tower at the 2009 Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Bruce Challgren

Under the Bridge Ice Luminary Tower at the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Client: Volunteer Ice Sculptor for The Loppet Foundation

This globe ice lantern sat on top of a large tower of ice shapes glued together with water and cold weather and was lit from top to bottom with candles. The textured effect of this globe is what I call "Sun Etched" because the globe was exposed to sun and then allowed to refreeze. Photo by Bruce Challgren

 

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A close up of a ice globe and ice glass display at the entrance of the Bloomington REI store. I used lights to create a Northern Lights look.

Large Ice Luminary Installation

Client: REI - Bloomington, Minnesota store

A close up of a ice globe and ice glass display at the entrance of the Bloomington REI store. I used lights to create a Northern Lights look.

 

Globe Ice Lantern Ice Glass Display at the Bloomington REI store. Lights to create Northern Lights.

Globe Ice Lantern Ice Glass Display at the Bloomington REI store. Lights to create Northern Lights. To help with scale, the sheets of ice in this photo are 6 feet high.

 

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Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Floral Displays

Client: Private

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event - Dining Room area south. 

 

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event - Dining Room area north. 

 

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event - Dance Area.

 Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event - Dance Area.

 

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Ice Glass and Globe Ice Lantern Outdoor Installation

Client: Private

I brought in large sheets of Ice Glass and arranged them around several extra large globe ice lantern and lit it all with white LED lights for a Christmas Party.

 

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Outdoor Ice Luminary Installation

Client: Midwest Home

Midwest Home asked me to create a winter wonderland for an issue of their magazine, and gave me a choice of location. My first choice was at a neighbors home who is reknowned for his amazing gardens. Bus loads of people from far and wide came to walk through his gardens and listen to hime tell his secrets for success with lilies and shade plants. When he said yes, I knew it was going to be amazing! Midwest Home gave me free reign to do whatever I wanted, so of course I went crazy. Too many pic to show here, but check this out. This photo and many more were taken by Martha Shull Archer.

 

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That's all for now - I hope you enjoyed looking through some of the many icy creations my husband and I have created over the years. As I mentioned before, I will continue to edit this blog post so that I have an ongoing portfolio.

 

If you have interest in having a custom ice luminary installation for your business or private event, please CONTACT us as soon possible as dates fill quickly during the holiday season!

Enjoy the Glow!

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Posted in Custom Globe Ice Lantern Installation, Custom Ice Luminary Installations, Ice Art, LED Lights for Ice Lanterns, Luminary Ice Creations, Winter Craft, Wintercraft


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