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Topic: Lucite Plate Holder Chandelier  (Read 5181 times)
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« on: May 05, 2008 07:32:06 AM »

Hey all you crafty crafters!  This is my unofficial entry to the lighting contest for Craftster to celebrate my new book, THE BIG ASS BOOK OF CRAFTS. This one will certainly be in volume 2 and it was surprisingly easy to do, too.  I LOVE all of the light fixtures that were entered and I am totally inspired by you all. 

You'll need a Dremmel, light socket set with chord, 6 Lucite plate holders (or sometimes used as easels) from the 99c store (that's where I got mine) Goop Glue or E6000, some clips and a little patience.

Open 3 of the plate holders and glue them in the center so that each of the 6 legs is equidistant. Do this to both sets of 3.

Determine how much space you will need to insert your light bulb in the center of the chandelier when the bottoms are glued together.  Leave a little wiggle room so that you are able to take out the bulb when it eventually burns out.

Also, very important!  Use a very low wattage bulb like 25 watts or less just to be safe.

Dremel out enough space for it.

Place your light fixture in and glue the bottoms of your 2 sets of 3 plate holders together.

Now it sounds complicated, but I'm sure if you look at the photo you will figure it out easily.  Also, if you ever have a question about this or anything else I do, just write to me at MarkMontanoNYC@aol.com.

Hang it from a hook and you've got a beauty!
« Last Edit: May 05, 2008 07:33:29 AM by the craftster admin (leah) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008 07:44:33 AM »

Now that is seriously creative and seriously cool. Rock on  Grin
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008 07:47:17 AM »

That's pretty much fantastic. I'd hang some big 'ol chandelier pieces from it!

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008 08:17:06 AM »

I couldn't tell what it was made of at first. Then it hit me that it was those frame stands! Now I have all these ideas about adding to it and such. Cool idea!

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008 07:26:42 AM »

Why didnt I come up with that! Ohh right! Im not Mark Montano  Sad

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008 08:55:10 AM »

if you won the competition, what would you sign to yourself in your book that you would win??

i want to see it in the dark. what does it look like?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008 08:56:59 AM »

Also, I love your book! I just made your mirrored table and it's fabulous Cheesy
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