A couple weeks ago I showed you the crystal globe pendant I hung in Ellie’s room. Since there isn’t an overhead light in her room, the pendant is a nice way to give the illusion of a fun light fixture without the expense and hassle of running wires and installing one.
Ada’s room is the same, with no overhead light, and I wanted to hang something above her chair too. I’d been seeing a lot of faux capiz shell chandeliers around and decided that was the way I wanted to go. As for the look, I liked the layered look of this real capiz chandelier from West Elm:
I also liked the draped top of this beaded chandelier:
I set out to combine the two looks by constructing a frame out of the top of an old lampshade, metal craft rings, and clear hanging wire.
I used four rings total, in descending size order. It’s important to measure the hanging wire carefully and space them equally apart to get the rings to hang level. To be honest, this step was a little more tedious than I thought it would be.
For the top, I used the smallest size craft ring and hung it about a foot above the largest ring. I cut a wooden skewer to the diameter of the top ring, hot glued a metal rope to the center, then hot glued the sides of the skewer to the ring.