Project

Candle Chandeliers

Candle Chandeliers

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2006

Introduction

Quilted jam jars holding votive candles hang from a grape-covered arbor. As night falls, crystals wired to the bottoms of the jars will cast refracted candlelight onto the stucco walls.

materials

  • Jam jars

  • Chandelier crystals

  • 20-gauge wire

  • U-shaped 24-gauge wire

  • Needlenose pliers

  • Votive candle

steps

  1. Collect enough jam jars and chandelier crystals for the project. Wrap 20-gauge wire around the top of each jar at one of its grooves (the wire should be snug but not overly tight).

  2. Hook a U-shaped 24-gauge wire onto the first wire, leaving a small gap so it "swings" under the jar. Make a small crimp in the wire where the crystal will hang; attach a crystal.

  3. Use 20-gauge wire to create a hanger. Tighten all wires by twisting them with needlenose pliers. Place a votive candle inside the jar.

  4. Hang jars from chains purchased at a hardware or jewelry-supply store.

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