Why would you make your own chandelier? Aren’t the available chandeliers in the market beautiful enough and also customized adequately for your needs? Answering this question though does not suffice the more important underlying reasons to make your own chandelier.
Reasons to Make Your Own Chandelier
You might decide to make your own chandelier as the growing market for those fabulous pieces continue to attract home-owners. The flair for making a great interior design also fuels this undeniable urge to have a magnificent chandelier inside the house. Yet, the high-sophistication in the chandelier industry also rings high prices. And even if the client has the mullah to buy an expensively elegant chandelier, he may still be discomforted in his purchase. It can be difficult at times to visualize how a certain chandelier-lighting would affect and change the look of one room in the house. And most of the time, if the buyer has more knowledge about the product he decides to buy, then the more comfortable he will be during purchasing and the more satisfied he will be with the bought item in return for his money. Knowing the specifics of a chandelier’s structural-parts as well as its electrical-lighting-mechanism may just prove an added satisfaction. And applying this may even have a greater beneficial result than expected.
Make Your Own Chandelier
The easiest way to imitate a grand chandelier is to make your own Antler-Chandelier. Four- five pairs of antlers should easily make an 8-10 armed chandelier. The idea though is to get the right proportion for the chandelier. The antler pairs should be well balanced on each side and the antlers should also be around the same size. Using a cast-molding to make your own antlers may be more advantageous. Holes should then be drilled through the antlers to run in the wires for the light-bulbs. The antlers must be bolted together and sturdily secured to a commercial-fixture affixed to a round frame-base. Tah-dah! And instead of an electrical-lighting, natural candles or tea-lights could also be dangled from the antlers for a more dramatic effect. Sun-catchers or glass ornaments could also be fastened.
Or – Go for a Sputnik-feel. Make a light fixture from 31 nested twin-lamp socket adapters. Thirty-two 7.5 – 15 watt bulbs draw a total of 240 watts. The fixture puts-off very little heat for safety. The chandelier to be made is essentially a binary-tree in 3-space. The rule of symmetrical and uniform 90-degree rotation in assembling the adapters must be followed. The chandelier must be assembled symmetrically, with each adapter, except the top one, being positioned at a 90-degree angle relative to the axis of its parent. After the assembly, a drop of cyanoacrylate glue should be applied to the junction of each pair of adapters to keep the structure from collapsing.
Or make a rounder one that is based on a four-way lamp socket using 44 twin-socket adapters and 48 7.5W 130VAC bulbs, symmetric about all 3-axes. The possibilities are endless!