Project

Bubble Chandelier

Create an easy, sophisticated hanging decoration.

Bubble Chandelier

Photography: Sang An

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Sources

Bubble balls, 4", $2 each,;and 6", $4 each; cb2.com

materials

  • Straight pins

  • Chain-nose pliers

  • Silver cord

  • White glue

  • About 32 glass balls

  • 1 1/2-inch washer

  • Ceiling hook

steps

  1. Hold 1 pin with pliers, and bend it 90 degrees with your fingers. Cut a 4-foot length of silver cord. (If you want your chandelier to hang higher, cut shorter lengths; for lower, cut longer.) Knot 1 end of cord around the bend in pin. Dab with glue at knot to secure. Feed pin into hole in 1 glass ball. Once pin is inside, gently pull cord to position. Repeat with remaining glass balls.

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  2. Working over a soft surface, arrange balls in a cluster: Start by grasping just a few in one hand, and adjust the length to form a cluster of varying lengths. Add single balls as you go, adjusting length as you wish and adding the cord to the cluster you’re grasping.

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  3. Thread the loose ends through washer, and tie a knot, leaving a tail of about 18 inches. Optional: Wrap tail around washer to cover it completely. Secure with fabric glue. Hang from a hook anchored in the ceiling.

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