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« on: February 07, 2017 07:11:39 AM »

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What length would you make fan pulls and desktop lamp pulls? Or what do you think is the avg length of these home accessories. Looking forward to making them using my large stock of beads.

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017 01:15:37 PM »

I think it really depends on the size of the lamp or height of the ceilings.  I just looked around my house and they vary in size from about 5" - 12" (for both lamps and fans).  Almost all of them use ball chain.

I hope we'll get to see some of your creations!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017 07:26:12 PM »

For me, it depends on how you use them.  For the ones in the living room, kitchen, etc, I kept them short, but enough for for all of us to pull them - including shorty me.  Our ceilings are probably 8 feet, but the fans hang down a bit - probably 5-6 inches.  You just don't want them so long that people walk into them.  In my work room, the pulls are down over my work table, so I can't stand right under and pull the pulls, so I added extensions and they actually hang down a full 2 feet - but then even if I have things like the ironing board out, and have to reach over something, I can reach them - including from my usual seat.

Are you thinking about making them as ornaments to sell?  If so, make it a bit of ball chain and include the adaptor/link thing so people can decide themselves what length they want it at.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017 06:16:22 PM »

I think it really depends on the size of the lamp or height of the ceilings.  I just looked around my house and they vary in size from about 5" - 12" (for both lamps and fans).  Almost all of them use ball chain.

I hope we'll get to see some of your creations!  Smiley

Thanks for responding. I do hope to share some pics here. I recently joined Instagram. Are you on there?

That's what I was thinking too, depends on ceiling height/lamp size. Do you mean you saw 5-12" length chains in your house, or that length to reach the chains that you have now? What I would make would be to attach to the ball chains that are already on a person's lamps/fans.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017 06:24:59 PM »

For me, it depends on how you use them.  For the ones in the living room, kitchen, etc, I kept them short, but enough for for all of us to pull them - including shorty me.  Our ceilings are probably 8 feet, but the fans hang down a bit - probably 5-6 inches.  You just don't want them so long that people walk into them.  In my work room, the pulls are down over my work table, so I can't stand right under and pull the pulls, so I added extensions and they actually hang down a full 2 feet - but then even if I have things like the ironing board out, and have to reach over something, I can reach them - including from my usual seat.

Are you thinking about making them as ornaments to sell?  If so, make it a bit of ball chain and include the adaptor/link thing so people can decide themselves what length they want it at.

Yeah, it's a good idea to include a removable length of the ball chain for adjustments. Yes, I'd be making them to list. Good idea too about making them extra long for craft rooms/workshops. Saw some recently in a CarolWrightGifts.com catalog. They are 11" long. Doesn't say anything about an adjustable chain. I wonder what a person would do if it was too long? I guess remove the ball clasp, cut the chain and replace it. Thanks for commenting!
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017 06:32:33 PM »

I think it really depends on the size of the lamp or height of the ceilings.  I just looked around my house and they vary in size from about 5" - 12" (for both lamps and fans).  Almost all of them use ball chain.

I hope we'll get to see some of your creations!  Smiley

Thanks for responding. I do hope to share some pics here. I recently joined Instagram. Are you on there?

That's what I was thinking too, depends on ceiling height/lamp size. Do you mean you saw 5-12" length chains in your house, or that length to reach the chains that you have now? What I would make would be to attach to the ball chains that are already on a person's lamps/fans.
The chains themselves are between 5-12"...then there is the bead/pull at the bottom making them a tad longer on some.  If I was buying one I think I'd definitely appreciate some adjustability.  Smiley

I'm not active on Instagram at the moment, but I think you can embed your Instagram photos here, just like linking any other hosted photo, if that is something you would want to do.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017 05:17:05 PM »

I think it really depends on the size of the lamp or height of the ceilings.  I just looked around my house and they vary in size from about 5" - 12" (for both lamps and fans).  Almost all of them use ball chain.

I hope we'll get to see some of your creations!  Smiley

Thanks for responding. I do hope to share some pics here. I recently joined Instagram. Are you on there?

That's what I was thinking too, depends on ceiling height/lamp size. Do you mean you saw 5-12" length chains in your house, or that length to reach the chains that you have now? What I would make would be to attach to the ball chains that are already on a person's lamps/fans.
The chains themselves are between 5-12"...then there is the bead/pull at the bottom making them a tad longer on some.  If I was buying one I think I'd definitely appreciate some adjustability.  Smiley

I'm not active on Instagram at the moment, but I think you can embed your Instagram photos here, just like linking any other hosted photo, if that is something you would want to do.

No that's ok re Instagram. Don't use it all the time. Would upload images from my computer, where most of them are. If you ever want to connect with me at Instagram: ArtsyCrafteryStudio.
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