Monday, January 3, 2011

DIY Sparkly Pendant

I have been drooling over this chandelier for ages, but it's $2600. That's a bit over our lighting budget. Actually, I think that's more than our whole lighting budget. 

Too spendy for me!

So I got crafty.

Ages ago my grandmother gave me a crystal necklace that I didn't wear all that often. So now I can see it every day since I turned it into my version of the DWR chandelier! 

Basic tools, crystal necklace, and chrome leg from a shelving unit
I realized that the DWR horizontal bar on the chandelier looked a lot like chrome shelving. I have a ton of it lying around as that was my furniture for several years! So, I took fishing line and tied the crystal bead from it.

I just tied a knot in the fishing line to hold the beads
 And Voila! My own version!

Eventually I would like to add some chunky crystals and actually turn it into a light. It's easy, but at the moment I have a few other higher priority projects. So for now it just glistens above my dining room table.

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