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« on: May 01, 2008 08:34:17 PM »

I needed an overhead light for my craft room. I wanted a Chandelini but the $6000.00 price tag was a bit too much. So I made one myself out of orphan wine glasses. Unfortunately the photos don't do it justice.




I had most of the materials, my version only cost me $6.00. Much cheaper than the original that inspired it!

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008 08:46:35 PM »

Awesome! I love how it looks sort of cascady. If that's a word. Firefox spell checker thinks not.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008 08:51:53 PM »

OMG...I love this. Really beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008 09:12:22 PM »

This turned out so pretty--what a great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008 10:35:59 PM »

awesome!! i think i would try this! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008 12:10:02 AM »

Awesome!  What an excellent idea!  I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008 05:08:34 AM »

Beautiful!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008 05:18:53 AM »

that's so pretty! i like how it cascades
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008 06:46:14 AM »

This is really cool!  I like the faceted glass in the original, though; it's interesting to see the contrast between your plain wine glass version and all the cut angles there.  (makes me wonder what's lurking in my collection of unused stemware, waiting for a new life...)
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008 07:37:06 AM »

Way Cool.  How did you make the whole thing stick together without a lot of glue/adhesive/construction details showing.  I've got a bar that is begging for a new light!
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008 02:41:29 PM »

Way Cool.  How did you make the whole thing stick together without a lot of glue/adhesive/construction details showing.  I've got a bar that is begging for a new light!

I tied fishing line from the stems of the glasses to a curtain ring. I also used a crimp bead on the knots just in case the double knots I tied in the fishing line decided to come untied.  then I hung the curtain ring on the hook that came with the lamp kit.

It's hard to tell, but I do have some faceted glasses in this chandelier. One of the things I like about this light (other than the price tag! Grin) is that a lot of orphan wine and water glasses were wedding presents that became orphans after many years of marriage and accidental glass breakage.

Do you think I could sell something like this? My FIL thinks so. 
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2008 02:43:15 PM »

Thanks for the explanation.  I couldn't see the fishing line in the picture which makes it even cooler!  Good luck with them. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2009 11:03:42 AM »


i think people would buy it, i think it is great (and you gave me a great idea. i hope i will be able to do something like that, and i hope it will look good in the new kitchen)

but there might be problems with copyright  as your chandelier is, in fact, a copy of this other one.
if its patented by the person who designed the original, you're defenitly not allowed to sell yours if not, it might still be a problem.
hope that makes sense.

i love your idea.



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