DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Home Projects Brass-Bowl Pendant Lamp The hanging pendant lamp illuminating this cozy reading nook may look like a pricey artisanal fixture. However, it's your own handiwork—and a genius houseware substitution—that gives it cachet. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on February 19, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email With a metal cutting tool, a plug-in pendant light-cord, and a brass bowl of your choice, this project is a cost-effective way to craft your own home lighting. Nibblers and shears are two of the most common power tools available for cutting metal, both providing a fast and less fatiguing alternative to hand tools. Either tool can be used in this project, depending on the material of your bowl. Take care when assembling your lamp: First, make sure the device is not connected to a power source and turn off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse, among other wiring tips. As a fixture option, you can anchor the lamp's power line to the wall by winding it around a piece of hardware. (Also pictured: IKEA Gladom Tray Table, in Dark Green, $20, ikea.com. West Elm Pure White Ceramic Egg Vase, $12, westelm.com. Suite NY Morph Lounge Chair, price upon request, suiteny.com.) For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of lamp projects and DIY home projects. What You'll Need Materials Brass bowl (Pictured: Jamali Garden Antique Brass Bowl, 10", $15, jamaligarden.com.) Plug-in pendant light-cord set (Pictured: Color Cord Company Plug-in Pendant Light-Cord Set, in Brass, $40, colorcord.com.) Metal cutting tool Instructions Cut a two-inch hole in the thin bottom of an inexpensive brass vessel with metal snips or nibbler shears. String it upside-down with a DIY lamp-cord kit; secure to the ceiling or wall with anchored hardware.