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Garden Chandelier

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Pretty reclaimed crystals, dangling on small garden chandeliers, seem to be popping up all over lately. They’re so darn cute!
Of course, I had to give one a go!
  • garden chandelier, crafts, outdoor living
I had plenty of crystals. I remembered a blue faucet handle in the garage, then, sorted through a box of old lamp parts to find a couple small, clear glass pieces, a brass base, and all the nuts and washers I thought I’d need. I chose a finial with a hole in it so it would be easier to add a wire for the center crystals.
What I didn’t have was a long threaded lamp pipe. You can find them in a home improvement store for under $3.00. Sweet!
  • garden chandelier, crafts, outdoor living
Larger holes had to be drilled through the faucet handle and some of the washers to accommodate the rod. Holes were cut bigger in some cloth pads too.
In preparation to hang the crystals, small holes were drilled in every other petal of the brass globe lamp cap. Sand, or grind the holes smooth after drilling.
  • garden chandelier, crafts, outdoor living
  • garden chandelier, crafts, outdoor living
I stacked the collected pieces in an arrangement I liked, then, removed each piece, laying them in a line, in the order they were stacked.
  • garden chandelier, crafts, outdoor living
  • garden chandelier, crafts, outdoor living
Run a hex nut down the threaded pipe. Put on the brass lamp cap, upturned, with the petals down. Add the faucet handle and other pieces in the order you have them laid out. If you happen to run out of rod before all the pieces are on, just run the hex nut a little further down the rod for more room. Hang on to the finial and screw the hex nut up on the rod to tighten things up. Once tightened, mark the rod with a piece of tape. Remove your pieces, once again laying them in order, and cut the rod to the length you need. Sand, or grind any sharp edges on the rod. Reassemble the piece.
  • garden chandelier, crafts, outdoor living
  • garden chandelier, crafts, outdoor living
To read the complete post, please click on my blog link below ..

Materials I used for this project:

  • Threaded lamp pipe   (Home Improvement Store)
  • Lamp pieces/faucet handle   (free)

To see more: https://glassictouch.com/2016/07/11/crystal-garden-chandelier/

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Jul 11, 2016

    OOO! It's so lovely! Very imaginative and innovative! Great Look! Great Job!

  • Vicky Kloppenborg
    Vicky Kloppenborg State Center, IA
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Such a wonderful compliment! Thank You William!

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Gosh, I absolutely love this idea! It is so pretty, and your instructions are great!

    • Vicky Kloppenborg
      Vicky Kloppenborg State Center, IA
      on Jul 11, 2016

      A big relief Valerie, Thank You! Sometimes I wonder if I get things explained correctly. I really enjoy projects like this because there are no set rules, or right and wrong way. Find a way to use what you have and make it to please yourself!

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Jul 11, 2016

    I really like this! I got distracted from my hanging basket garden this year. Maybe I will get it finished in the fall! I Can't take the heat!

    • Vicky Kloppenborg
      Vicky Kloppenborg State Center, IA
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Thank You Jeanette S! I love working outside too and it can be so frustrating to be stuck inside because of the heat and humidity. Sometimes it can really suck the fun out of things! Hope you're able to get back to work on your basket soon!

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen Chattanooga, TN
    on Jul 11, 2016

    This is really a cutie! I love it. You could even use an old standing lamp for this idea.

    • Vicky Kloppenborg
      Vicky Kloppenborg State Center, IA
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Oh! Standing lamp, intriguing idea! I have an old one with a glass base that I've been keeping for something special. May have to go the extra step and include a light with it too. Definitely gives me something to think about. Thanks Kathleen!

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