Beaded Chandelier

Beaded Chandelier

Kim Myles shows you how to create a custom lightless chandelier using planters and beads.


5 col

Difficulty: Easy

Materials
21-inch wire hanging planter (with chain links)
14-inch wire hanging planter (with chain links)
Twine
Colored wooden beads
Measuring tape
Scissors
Metallic Gold Spray paint with primer
(3) Screw anchors
(3) 2” hook screws
Screw gun with Phillips head bit

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Instructions

  1. Attach the 2 planters together, 30” apart using the chain links that came with the planters
  2. Cut twine into 32-inch long strips (1-inch excess on each end)
  3. Using a double knot, tie one end of string, thread beads on string and tie up other end (this will prevent beads from sliding off). Remember to leave 1” excess to tie the twine to the planter
  4. Using a double knot, tie the beaded string and connect one end to the bottom hanging planter and other end to top hanging planter
  5. Trim the excess
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 until full or desired taste
  7. Covering the bottom hanging planter:
    a. Cut twine into 32-inch long strips (1-inch excess on each end)
    b. Tie top of beaded string to the edge of the mouth of bottom planter
    c. Tie opposite end of beaded string to bottom of planter
    d. Trim string excess string
  8. Lightly spray paint chandelier with metallic gold spray paint with primer to give a hint of gold. Let dry for 2 hours
  9. Attach lightless chandelier to ceiling using (3) screw anchors and (3) 2” hook screws

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