I am so excited about my new embellished light fixture that will allow me to transform and change it for every season or occasion.
I was originally inspired by a very cool light fixture I saw in a design house last year made entirely of Bic ballpoint pens and paper clips. It was really wonderful and it wasn’t until I looked at it very closely that I even realized it was made of pens. That made me like it even better!
Then later the same week, I saw a wonderful chandelier made with metal rings in 3 graduated sizes with sterling silver spoons dangling from each level.
So I set out to either make or find a simple light fixture that I could make into something special.
My friend and I took a trip to Lamps Plus and when I saw this fixture, it was completely covered with crystals and much too formal for our casual lifestyle.
As I took a closer look, I saw that it had a simple metal frame and that each crystal was hung with what looked like a earring wire.
Since I make jewelry , I thought it was a perfect match!
I began to see the possibilities immediately. It is even better than my original idea because I can hang things with hooks like ear wires rather than attaching them permanently.
The Winter Wonderland version has several gleaming crystals (I used about half of what came with the original fixture), 4 glittered snowflakes that catch the light, 4 white wooden laser cut snowflakes in various shapes, and a pearl white ornament hanging from the center as a final touch.
The snowflakes came from Crate and Barrel along with silver ornament hooks that have a clear white bead. I bought the ornament hooks in gold and silver and I will be able to use them year round with whatever I hang.
I’ve already starting collecting little bits and pieces that I plan to suspend from this wire cage to create a whimsical, ever changing chandelier.
So, stay tuned. I plan to share it’s transformations with you!