Ice carving is a fascinating art form that allows you to transform a simple block of ice into a dazzling masterpiece. Whether you are a professional ice sculptor or a beginner looking for a fun new hobby, carving ice with Klaris ice cubes is a fantastic way to create stunning ice sculptures. We spent some time creating diamonds at Klaris and have created a step-by- step tutorial of the process for you so making diamonds for your craft drinks at home is now simple and possible, let’s carve!!
- Klaris cube
- A sharpened knife
- Safety gear ( wear gloves and glasses during this process )
- A clean and open work area
- A cutting board or surface
- Towels or cloth
Step 1: Prepare Work Area
Before you start carving, ensure you have a clean and well-lit workspace. Place your Klaris ice cube in the center and clear any clutter that might interfere with your carving process. Don't forget to put on your gloves and glasses for your safety!!
Step 2: Design and Outline Carving
A diamond isn’t a hard shape for beginners but it’s important that you turn it into a different shape first so you have the outline of the ice ready to make your final product seamless and stunning. Start slowly, carefully start cutting down straight the edges of the ice blocks so you have a base that’s wide enough to hold but also gives you enough space for shaping the point of the diamond later on.
Step 3: Refine Your Point
After you’ve created that basic shape, hold your knife at a slight inward angle and start slimming down the edges. Remember to work slowly and pay attention to details so you can create, even and clean lines. The point of the diamond is sharp at the base, keep carving until you’re satisfied with your lower part of your craft.
Step 4: Shave Your Surface
To give your ice diamond that dazzling, multi - faceted appearance, use your knife to slowly and carefully carve each facet on the surface of the ice. Flip your ice upside down so you can use the tip of your diamond for some direction on where to create each facet and cut down the lines inwards for that angled appearance. This will have your carving catch and reflect light just like a real diamond, especially with the clear cubes from your machine!!
Step 5: Final touches and Clean up
Take a step back and hold your diamond in different angles. Fix or make any adjustments to your satisfaction and wipe down or even rinse your final product with some cold water so you can see how stunning it is. Wipe down any of the carvings and put your materials back as needed.
Step 6: Display Your Artwork
Carefully transfer your carved, clear ice diamond onto a clean tray or glass. Make a fun cocktail or any drink that’ll showcase your hard work. Be gentle so you don’t mess up the edges, put it in a well lit area so it can shine and take plenty of photos to enhance its beauty.
In our research and learning process we watched one of our favorite creators Truffle on the rock’s tutorial which was extremely helpful in visualizing all of the steps. If you need some extra help like we did in the beginning, click on his name for some insight!!
Now that you’ve had the captivating experience of carving a diamond out of a crystal-clear Klaris ice cube, share the plenty of photos we encouraged you to take in your final step. We’d love to see what your artistic side had the pleasure of creating. We hope you had as much fun as we did and enjoyed the process of turning a block into a sparkling gem of your own.
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