Graphic 45 Chandelier

OK.  First of all, I found this project at 504 Main.  The paper chandelier was not my idea…but oh, how I wish I could claim it.

Basically, I took the idea and made it my own.

This paper chandelier was really hard to photograph.  I tried to pick up on all the sparkle from the beads, charms and glitter on the paper. It was not happening indoors.

So I went outside (thanks for hanging the chandelier in a tree sweet hubby).

And sparkle photos?

Not so much.

I might have to take individual photos of the hanging tags…

I may have to re-think this post.

No, I think I’ll just keep showing photos now.

Anyway, here’s a shot of the paper:

The paper chandelier seen above was actually my second attempt.  The first time I attached the paper to the wire, the folds were too large for my liking.

Then, I decided that I wanted to add cute scalloped edges on the paper and glitter, glitter, glitter!

I am much happier with the result the second time around (with a little a lot of help from my mom and sister).  My mom was a sport, taking the paper off the wire, cutting it down to the size I wanted and re-folding.  And then my sister helped by applying some glitter to the paper.

By the time I finished the tag charms and cutting more paper (I needed more because the folds were smaller), it was pretty late at night.  The project was not as simple as I imagined but I am so pleased with the result.

What do you think? Do you like it?

Should I take photos of the individual tags?

Just in case you were wondering…yes, that is snow on my neighbor’s roof (and on the ground).  It’s c-c-cold.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, Christie

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13 Responses to “Graphic 45 Chandelier”

  1. Holly L Says:

    It is beautiful. I love the tags, and the crystals. I have another one or two in the works – different versions – the first had to be more masculine for the hubby. But I was totally imagining something like this could be done…Beautiful! I think your photos look great…it is very hard to take photos of this project. My photos did not do the project justice. Again…BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Carmen Says:

    That’s what you call a team effort! I would love to see the tags individually sometime. The whole project looks just lovely!

  3. Jing-Jing Says:

    I think it is totally beautiful and very very clever and very nice. I would love to learn how to hang those jewels!!! :)

  4. Renee Says:

    So blad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours! What a beautiful blog! I love your chandelier. Thank you for the kind comment on my post. I’m feeling much better about my daughter’s trip. I look forward to reading through your blog. Have a great day!

  5. CindyF Says:

    This project is gorgeous, Christie! Yes, I would love to see pics of the individual tags (since you asked!) How cool to have your mom and sis team up with you to pull it together. I love it.

  6. Sue Says:

    oh wow how gorgeous is that – I wish I lived near i would LOVE to see it IRL

  7. heidig Says:

    Wow! Really, really cool.

  8. Alexandra Hobson Says:

    Oooh, this is PURDY, girl!!! I love it!!! And, you can keep your snow, LOL – the sun is shining here! :-) Miss ya!!


  9. Odetta Donners Says:

    I love this piece of art! This is stunning Christie!!!!

  10. Angie Muresan Says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous! I saw Holly’s and wanted to make one for my daughter’s birthday, but was too short on time. Will have to do it for mother’s day instead.

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  12. Leslie Guerrero Says:

    wow that’s amazing! I’m glad I found your blog!

  13. Rmagsombol Says:

    OH my, now this is inventive. Love everything about it: its creativity, the subtle soft colors used and the chic appeal. I would definitely have this hanging in my room. It coincides with the layout of your blog as well. Clever!

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