I wanted to show you how I make my little chandeliers. So here is a simple tutorial. You can take these little chandeliers as far as you want with details. This is just how they all start out.
First, I cut 5 pieces of wire for the arms. You can use the number you like. These are from 22 gauge wire. You can use thicker wire if you want a different look. 22 works well if you want to string seed beads to make a crystal chandelier.
These are about 5 inches long. The length will depend on how big you need the chandeliers to be.
I curled all 5 wires around a paint bottle.
I made a tighter curl at the end with pliers.
This is a long bead. This step is not necessary, but it does make things easier. I use battery operated lights that come in a complete kit with instructions. I get them from Mainly Minis
. There are several different kits. http://www.dollhouseminiatures.net/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=272252cd06dadd99f2baa76840e72993&keyword=led+lights available.
The string of the light fits in the bead. And the bead helps when you glue the wires.
I use hot glue for this step to instantly glue things together. I then go back and put an industrial super glue on every hot glued point for extra strength.
I painted the whole thing white for a shabby chic look.
For the candle/bulb part I use these jewelry making findings that you can buy at the craft store. The candle parts are beads.
Here's a picture of the light kit and the candles are glued onto the arms. The bigger jewelry circle is the medallion that you can use on the ceiling.
You can use flowers to embellish. I've also used bows in the past. To make the bulb part on top of the candle I put a drop of hot glue and hold the candle upside down while it dries. Then I touch the tip of the bulb with the hot glue gun nozzle to create a tip.
This is fantastic! And you're a doll for sharing this with everyone! Thank you so very much, Caroline! :-) I love the lavender "sugared" flowers you put on this one--it looks incredible!ReplyDelete
Do you really want me to go on and on and on about how absolutely freakin cute this is!!! LOLReplyDelete
OMG, Caroline! Thank you so much for showing how you make them. It does look easy enough, even for me. I don't have all the components to make one but I must remember to keep my eyes open. It's something I most definitely want to try. I LOVE the sugared violets on this one!!! =)
schön zu sehen. Lade deine Ideen ein und setze sie einfach um. Anregungen findet man oft in den unerwartesten Momenten.
Very nice to see how you invite your ideas and work them out.
Thank you, Caroline! This is a very nice gift - that tutorial! But not enough photos - the house is almost ready?? Even the tree is already there!ReplyDelete
On my list of jobs is make chandeliers, I had no Idea how to do this till today. Thank you very much I can cross something else off my list now xxReplyDelete
Me encanta¡¡¡ como todo lo que haces.ReplyDelete
Poner luz a una lampara es mi asignatura pendiente, aunque viendo tus trabajo quizás me anime, gracias por compartir tan bonito trabajo, eres dulce y generosa.
Un beso grande.
Caroline, muchísimas gracias por explicarlo tan claramente. Siempre me han encantado tus lámparas, bueno, todo lo que haces. Quizás me decida a hacer una así para la próxima casa.ReplyDelete
Chandeliers have been on my list to do for a long time, I've even bought all the components but never known where or how to start! Thank you so much for this, I feel really inspired now, yours are just so cute! Gill xReplyDelete
A Very interesting tutorial. Thnks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Awesome! I love you chandeliers. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.ReplyDelete
Your chabdeliers are beautiful. Thank you so mnuch for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. Your chandelier is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Muchas gracias por ese fantastico tutorial.ReplyDelete
Pero sera imposible que yo consiga esas maravillosas lamaparas que tu creas.
Thank you for the wonderful tips on making a chandelier! Your latest project is coming out fantastic!!ReplyDelete
Caroline, you are such a sweet angel for giving us this tutorial. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!ReplyDelete
El resultado es asombroso! Gracias por compartirReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the tutorial and pictures. I have been dying to ask how you do the chandeliers.ReplyDelete
I need to make them for a dollhouse and had no idea how to do it.
This is actually going to be fun now...
Watch out the Fairies don't abduct you whilst you're sleeping... you would be their Designer for life!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your sweet comment Caroline, and yes I did have great fun painting all those bricks.ReplyDelete
I'm glad to here your big toe is no longer hurting. I love you chandeliers. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, you are always so generous sharing your know how with us.
Hugs Mieke xxx
Thanks Caroline, a great tutorial. On my blog there is a post dated 15 April 2010 which has a link in it to Evan Designs, the manufacturer of your LED kit. I haven't purchased from them myself (yet) but everyone who has says their service is fantastic. They've even replaced a bulb, free of charge, that someone broke (can't remember who now) during installation.ReplyDelete
I'm going to HAVE to make one of these! xReplyDelete
beautiful! I admire your work and your taste! All you do is really lovely! Thanks for the tutorial, but I think it's hard!ReplyDelete
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Thank you for a great tutorial! HannahReplyDelete
This tutorial is great! You are so kind to share your tips. I'm looking forward to trying this out!!!! :)ReplyDelete
I think I'm eventually going to have to make my own lighting. It's sooo expensive and I've been working in half scale. Which is not only expensive but difficult to find. Thanks for the tutorial. I will attempt a VERY tiny chandelier. LolReplyDelete
Oh this is awesome. Must try it. Never dared to tackle a chandelier before but this is doable I think .ReplyDelete
I love this chandelier! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love this chandelier! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you Milca! :)Delete
I can make that I think, great tutorial Caroline thank youReplyDelete
I so love that chandelier. I lust for that style of fixture every time I see it.ReplyDelete
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