Bathroom "Chandelier"

May 11th, 2009 in member junk     
SeaGlassLady SeaGlassLady, member
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I accidentally broke the shade over my bathroom dome light. I was on my way to Lowe's to buy a replacement when I decided to try making something to replace it out of some of the sea glass I've collected.  After about 4 hours of tying, gluing and struggling to hang it, this was the result.  I chose sea glass colors to match my bathroom colors, as well as the sea glass I have displayed in my bathroom window.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, cottage, glass, white, bathroom, green, light fixture, contemporary, pink, beachy

Comments (9)

KAJUNK writes: Awesome, I love sea glass, cant find too much of the real stuff anymore, but making is is fun too, I make a bunch with old glass I found in my yard and have been wanting a project to use it for,, great idea. Posted: 9:16 pm on July 20th
junkermidge writes: What a great light fixture! It does seem that "happy accidents" often produce the best creations! Love yours.
Midge Posted: 5:49 pm on May 12th
fellowjunker writes: This looks lovely.........great job!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:10 am on May 12th
irishrovr writes:
I'm loving this! You do wonders with glass!

Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 9:31 pm on May 11th
SeaGlassLady writes: I followed directions I found in the book "A Passion for Sea Glass" for making a sea glass mobile. Each strand is made from fishing line. The sea glass pieces are tied to the fishing line, and the knots are secured with clear drying glue. I attached the 13 strands (each holding four rather large pieces of glass) to a 20 gauge wire of an appropriate length to fit around the dome light housing. Putting it up was tricky. I placed the wire with attached strands around the housing for the dome shade (on the outside) so that the three screws which formerly held the dome shade were supporting the wire. I then arranged the strands of sea glass evenly on the wire, and twisted the ends of the wire. I had to use a wrench at the end for the final twists, to make the wire sufficiently tight that it didn't droop between the screws from the weight of the glass. Posted: 9:20 pm on May 11th
alicemom writes: That turned out so good. I love sea glass & yours is really great!
smiles,
alice Posted: 7:23 pm on May 11th
piecesofthepast writes: This is really a great idea that came from an "oops" situation, huh?? How did you do this? Posted: 4:37 pm on May 11th
monakent writes: Aren't YOU the inventive one!!! Isn't it wonderful when mistakes can be "corrected" with new ideas? This turned out great. Congratulations on the end result. You should be very proud of yourself. gailmarie Posted: 2:43 pm on May 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: It turned out beautifully! What a great idea!
Candy Posted: 12:57 pm on May 11th
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