I was in the market for a unique chandelier when we bought our new house, and I found out REAL quick that I couldn’t afford my taste in the size I needed. Instead, I found this old brass fixture in canton for $40 and decided I would attempt to do something with it. Two booths down the trade center I spot FEATHERS, and the vision was born! During this process I learned a lot of new terminology from the world of lighting, like: prism, bobeches, chains, and a lot about the different qualities of glass & crystal (particularly when I started pricing parts).
Supplies I used:
- Black Spray Paint
- 1 yard of feathers sewn together (can be found in floral dept. at Hobby Lobby)
- tiny metal drill bit
- E6000 All Purpose Craft Glue
- Crystal prisms (17 medium, 1 Large)
- 4 yards crystal chain
- 1 8 ince bobeche
- First things first: black spray paint! Yes, I went back & sprayed the white plastic!
- After I got it all painted I hot glued strips of the feathers in a circle around each light.
- Next I drilled holes on the outside edge of each light post and anywhere I planned to link a chain. (I draped chains from every lamp post AND hung 5 straight down from the center at different levels)
- I used E6000 glue (dries clear and works great on metal) to secure the hooks of each crystal into the holes I drilled. This is not necessary, but I took the extra step just to be sure.
- Lastly, I detached the chain from the top and slid the crystal bobeche on the top.