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« on: September 04, 2008 11:29:59 PM »

I got all excited about using the aluminum from soda cans today, and made some lovely psuedo oak leaves.  The I decided they had to be part of a chandelier.  I've tried three or four ways to make the body of the chandelier from soda cans, but it's not really working.

Does anybody experience with this? theories? funny stories?
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008 07:51:51 PM »

i made a sort of...'hanging' from pop cans a long time ago, and basically what i used what two wire hangers criss-crossed, and worked from there. not sure if that answers the question, but its a start :]
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008 12:26:35 AM »

oh, hangers, great idea; my biggest problem was support, and that would work!
thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008 11:29:10 AM »

you'd definately need a harder, more study metal support - strong wire bent to shape should help. Are you thinking of cutting the soda cans shorter to hold tea light candles? how is the chandelier illuminated?

also, I've seen charms and jewlery made from circular cut outs of soda cans, and I think that dangly soda can cut outs would be awesome decoration for a chandelier (and reflective!)
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008 11:46:19 AM »

My vision is a 3- or 5-arm electric chandelier (I can handle electrifying it), with the bulbs either inside 2-can "lanterns" or perched atop curly bases with either purchased or handmade shades (I just thought of making the shades from punched cans...)

I'm thinking it will take at least 25 cans if I don't make too many mistakes, and I've only collected 8, so I've got time to change my design!

I'm using leaves cut out of the cans and "veined" with a knitting needle as decorations and probably dangles.
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