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mamaedgar
« on: May 02, 2008 07:47:06 AM »

I put this chandelier in the home sweet home catagory a while ago, but decided to enter it here as well.  I made this a few years ago.  I found a similar one at a high-end designer store and decided I had to have it!  So in hopes of findingthe perfect lamp, I started collecting antique crystals on Ebay.  $200 later I thought I had accumulated enough, so I set out to find the base for my box full of crystals.  I had almost given up, until a trp to Iea paid off!  I found the Glimt lamp there and stripped it down then started attatching my million crystals with fishing line.  They are looped over the bar so I can move them around if I get bored of the current configuration.  I know it's not an original idea, but it was A LOT of work and I think it's gorgeous!  Oh it was also featured on the blog, ikea hacker (i just read the comments on ikeahackerblog and forgot how mean people can be!):

http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/04/glam-up-your-glimt.html

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008 07:57:38 AM »

No no no must not go on ebay. This light thing has already got me bidding on slides from ebay. Your brilliance will bankrupt me.

Love it.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008 08:22:38 AM »

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It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original and has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, then just give credit to that project.

I think this is against the rules?
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008 08:37:49 AM »

I love this...I have seen the WAY too expensive ones and they are not as nice as this one...great job!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008 09:20:59 AM »

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I put this chandelier in the home sweet home catagory a while ago

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rules:
Originality:

It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original and has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, then just give credit to that project.

I think this is against the rules?

i don't think it's against the rules ..... it was my post originally in the home sweet home catagory (not someone else's).  I've contacted the moderators via helpdesk, so they will let me know if it's okay or not.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008 10:08:48 AM »

I'm not quite sure that it's my taste, but I think the work that you put into it is amazing. Truly inspiring!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008 12:36:34 PM »

I think the rule just means that someone else can't have posted it on Craftster before.  Anyway, I really LOVE this idea and I think it looks awesome.  The combination of modern streamlined simplicity with the kind of over-the-top decadence of the crystals is so great!!!  I bet my daughter would love something like this in her room!  I also love that all of the crystals are different and not matchy matchy.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008 02:56:18 PM »

I think the rule just means that someone else can't have posted it on Craftster before.  Anyway, I really LOVE this idea and I think it looks awesome.  The combination of modern streamlined simplicity with the kind of over-the-top decadence of the crystals is so great!!!  I bet my daughter would love something like this in her room!  I also love that all of the crystals are different and not matchy matchy.

thanks!  yes that is how i interpreted the rule as well!
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hummerlover
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008 05:14:14 PM »

I think this is just breathtakingly gorgeous!  You did an amazing job!

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myklia
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008 05:37:24 PM »

I love this.  For me I would use the same concept and do either suncatchers or glass beads (or something translucent) to hang from it.  Thanks for the idea.
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