Friday, 20 June 2014

Fox Manor


The Ground Floor - The Dining Room Chandelier

Hello everyone.  I know it's only been a couple of days since my last post, but I want to thank you for your lovely comments on my Dining Room.  I also want to welcome Margaret as my seventh follower.  I really appreciate the time taken to sit down and read my blogs.

Well, I got my Dining Room chandelier finally finished.  Here it is.



I am pleased with it....although I would have loved to have had more swags of swarovskis, I didn't realise that the openings in the little findings didn't match up until the last minute, so my swags were going to be awfully out of line.  Ah well, a lesson learnt.  Still, maybe with practice I will put this somewhere else and make a much larger one for in here....sometime :)  All in all, I think it turned out well for a beginner, and it works! Yeea..



I glued two six armed 'spokes' on top of each other and put my little candle holders in every alternate one.

The bottom of my chandelier with a beautiful Swarovski.
 

This was the top of the chandelier originally, it looked too crowded, so I removed some of the crystals.




 
Wiring in progress!


Piecing it all together...
 



 
I put my little chandelier into this bowl to support it while I worked on it.  Great job..:)



I got rid of the extra crystals at the top and I think it looks much better now.  This is when I tried to put on my swags, but realised it wasn't going to just look right...:(






Another view...
 
Ok, I thought the arms looked too harsh, and as I couldn't have my draping swags going from the top down, I decided to put 'swirls on the arms that didn't have a light.







And then there was light......
 

Some pictures of the chandelier from different angles.  I'm no photographer by any means, but I hope you get a feel for the light in situ.




 
So there we go folks.  My first attempt at making a working light.  I've a feeling it won't be the last.  Have a lovely weekend.
 
 
All the best
 
Vivian


11 comments:

  1. Oh my Vivian...you make it look so easy! Maybe one of these days I will attempt one. I always wanted to. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Hi Vivian
    I've said it before and I'll say it again - I can't believe you haven't done this before!! You are so accomplished, and you're doing things I only dream of tackling!
    Keep it coming...
    Si x

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  3. Hi Vivian, nice to meet you here. You're building a great house! I look forward to seeing it develop.
    The chandelier looks wonderful. I was working on something similar two weeks ago, but wasn't happy with how it was going. Now it is waiting in a box until I find or make the right parts. Maybe seeing yours will get me to finish it ;-)

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  4. Well Vivian, this chandelier is awesome and (just like grandmommy) I think you make it look so easy! Are you sure you never have done this before....;) ?
    Anyway, it is gorgeous to see in your Dining Room :D!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  5. Vivian, the chandelier is outstanding! Well done!

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  6. Aw mummy, that's stunning. Your an absolute natural at this. So proud of what you have accomplished.

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  7. I have just discovered your blog and I am very impressed! Great chandelier...dripping with elegance :)

    Cheers,
    Julie

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  8. Hello Vivian,
    Terrific chandelier. I love that you put a lot of energy on central post section and not just drapes of crystals. It has a beautiful architectural look to it and is very elegant. Bravo! Very well done and it is perfect for the room.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  9. Wow! What an amazing chandelier! This is your first one? Amazing work!!! I have just found your blog and look forward to seeing all your work!

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  10. OMG that chandelier is GAW-JESS! Well done! It really makes me want to give one a go. Your dining room is superb.

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  11. Hi Vivian,

    your chandelier looks absolutely amazing - elegant and not over-powering, just right for you lovely dining room!

    Do you have a link for where you bought your findings? - you have such a great selection there and have used them all so perfectly,

    Jonquil

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