Jewelled Lantern Light Fitting. Light Challenge

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I had bought a light fitting from a carboot( originally IKEA). I liked the shape and thought I could do something creative with it. I have had it for several months but not attempted to do it, then we have this week's challenge. So I decided to create. I forgot to take a before photo.

Finished light fitting.

I wanted to add beads, and wire. My first attempt didn't look good. I had too much space, not enough beads on the top, too many below. So I undid it all. I took myself off shopping and found paperclips the same colour. My inspiration had returned. I pushed twenty onto the middle rim of each section.

I then added a ring to the top cap, made from a paper clip. I fixed some wire that was two and a half times the length of the middle sections.

I did this on the four opposite sections. I fixed the wire using a macramé square knot.

I added beads down the middle using the middle two wires.

Then using the outside wires and beads, I crisscrossed and wrapped the wire around the cage at intervals.

I fixed the bottom of the wires by wrapping around the middle rim. I trimmed off the excess wires.

Processing the wrapping of the wire and beads

After finishing the beaded areas, I decided the spaces between needed something, but I didn't want it to look to heavy, so I didn't want to add more beads.

I took the same amount of wire again fixing at the top with square knots. I then wrapped the wire arond the cage as i crisscrossed the sections.


Close up of finished light fixing.

I haven't fixed this up yet as I want to decorate the room first.

As it would look hanging.

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  • Colvena Colvena on Oct 06, 2018

    Can this be done w glass? And which side is the positive side of a 1.5v? that'll b a great project! Thanks

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