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May 28, 2013

How to: Make a Stylish DIY Brass Chandelier

created at: 05/28/2013

I feel like I start every post that deals with an awesome DIY lighting project by confessing how much of a sucker I am for awesome DIY lighting projects, but, for goodness' sake, I'm a suck for an awesome DIY lighting project.… read more

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Jul 24, 2012

How to: Make an Industrial Chandelier from Hardware Store Parts

created at: 07/24/2012

Lighting and furniture design and manufacturing firm Rich Brilliant Willing show you how to create an industrial yet colorful chandelier for less than $25.00 from materials you can find at your local hardware… read more

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May 16, 2012

A Skull Chandelier Made from Freely Hanging Crystals

created at: 05/15/2012

Sometimes I worry that writing too many posts about skull art will make me seem like a…morbid weirdo…but I couldn't help it this time. This skull chandelier by Kelly Lamb was just too cool to pass… read more

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Mar 01, 2011

Amazing Chandeliers Created from Everyday Items

If you hang around the DIY and craft blogosphere, you'll learn one thing quickly: anything can be turned into a light. Anything.

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Jan 07, 2011

How To: Make a Moorish-Inspired Mathematical Lamp

created at: 01/07/2011

Traveling through Morocco and southern Spain, Stregoi fell in love with the Moorish patterns and mosaic that characterize the architecture and spaces

So, he created this amazing pendant lamp inspired by these patterns, and shares his templates so you can make one of… read more

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Dec 30, 2010

How To: Make a Coffee Can Lamp

created at: 12/30/2010

Clever. Light-providing. Upcycled. Handmade.

There's only one problem with this DIY pendant chandelier… read more

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Nov 16, 2010

How To: Make a Mod Chandelier for Under $10.00

created at: 11/16/2010

My friend and fellow blogger Capree has an amazing dining room, where she created this awesome hand painted branch wall. Her hard work is accented by her spectacular light fixture, which is a single bulb surrounded by thin metal rods that jut out at artfully random angles, the Twig Light by Fire Farm.  

I loved it so much, I decided to take a stab at recreating it myself. And I did! I don't know how to weld, so I knew I couldn't make one from metal, and I was worried about holding everything in place for glue to dry, but I figured out a workable solution that only took me about two hours, start to finish. As it turns out, the whole thing ended up costing me less than $10.00 USD, as well, which is a lot of lamp for the… read more

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