Friday, 15 July 2011

Chandelier On A Shoestring


This is the chandelier I made for the dining room last year. It's a charity shop lampshade, Poundland necklaces and plastic shot glasses from Sainsburys...

Version 1...




It just needed a bit MORE - it didn't go with the height of the ceiling.
It needed to look more randomly embellished. It needed more colours.

And, bang on cue, today Poundland had restocked their racks
with some suitable strings of sparkle:
£4 well-spent, plus an old pair of blue plastic-sapphire earrings from the 80s,
and teal beads from an old Tesco's bracelet. Voila, Version 2:




















... Just need a prettier lightbulb now. Do they make sparkly ones?



6 comments:

Vix said...

Bloody brilliant! I've used old jewellery to pimp up light fittings before but your idea of using plastic shot glasses is just genius and it looks fantastic, too. x

Kylie said...

it looks fab, very sparkly-arkly x

Kim said...

ooooohhhh I love it! Work of Arte! I love to make things like that and you have done gooooooddd, Darlin'

Kim said...

love the plastic shot glasses...genius!

trashsparkle said...

* blushing and curtseying * - awww, thank you everyone! x

Kim said...

Know what? I just remembered I have a light bulb with red lips on it!