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How I use old bottles

Back about a year ago, I started this little hairbrained idea, and never finished it. With the restrictions of surgery...I've been trying to do lighter projects, mostly unsuccessful, but this one came back in my mind. But cutting the bottoms off of these old decanters, and joining them with a little goodwill platter....I have a great chandelier...pendant...swag...or whatever you want to call it. It would be perfect for over a little bar, in a mancave, or even on a patio....I'm so glad I finally did this! I feel a tutorial in the future! This isn't a tutorial...but I can see from the reactions that one is in order. Making a chandelier of any kind is not difficult, but there are some steps involved. In this project there are more than the normal list of supplies...mostly because these are hanging...and they are glass. I wanted the weight of the lights to be distributed out a little further on the glass, and the openings were large so therefore, I used washers. The tutorial for this project is going to have to be pretty detailed...but really not difficult. Each bottle is made a little different, so if you are going to do this...you may want to do what I did...take your bottles...and sit down in the isle of your hardware store...and play with different washers and nuts till you get the mix right. I will amend my post on the website...and show you the parts involved, and how I pieced them together.

To see more: http://www.dejavuedesigns.com/decantor-chandelier/#

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  • Olwen
    Olwen Philippines
    on Mar 26, 2013

    amazingly lovely!! :) good job to you ms.Tammy!! :)

  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    Tammy@Deja Vue Designs Amherst, TX
    on Mar 26, 2013

    Thank You @Olwen !!

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Mar 26, 2013

    Love the repurposed lights, Tammy, and hope you are feeling much better!

  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    Tammy@Deja Vue Designs Amherst, TX
    on Mar 26, 2013

    Thanks @Barb Rosen !

  • Z
    on Mar 27, 2013

    Tammy sorry to hear about your recent surgery. I have neck problems too so I can certainly sympathize. Wishing you a quick recovery. The light is gorgeous. I've had this idea in the back of my head for some time too. I saw some for sale somewhere online awhile back and thought "I can make one of those!" So as usual I added it to my long list of things I want to make someday. One question. Did you cut out the bottoms? It's hard to tell in the photos.

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