Bicycle Lamp RevisitedNovember 12th, 2014 in projects
Some of you may remember the first time I posted a bicycle wheel lamp a long time ago. I revised this one and reworked it into something that's beautiful all year long. I used a lamp kit to wire the wheel and decided to use chain for the bulk of the lamp. I used a flat oval link that they call plumbing chain, because it has a more contemporary look. Then I just cut it to my desired length and tied it on with clear filiment (fishing line, in this case.) I chose to use a clear crystal bead to add some sparkle and bling. We can all use some extra sparkle in our lives--everyone loves light that reflects off of metal and crystal! This project is not difficult in any way but is time consuming and requires a lot of materials. I used 50 feet of chain and over 100 beads. It was tons of fun to see it develop into this beautiful sparkly chandelier. I've added a picture of the one I made for Christmas last year so you can see the multitude of ways this can be crafted to fit your own personality and style.
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