Have you seen those Italian chandeliers with porcelain flowers? I thought HUMMMM....I wonder if I could make one?
I always keep my eyes open for nick nacks with BROKEN flowers (I don't want anyone to think I am chipping away at good pieces). I picked this one up for $1.00, some flowers where chipped, but there was still good flowers left
HERE is the very first post I ever did showing how to chip these flowers off
Now, I took a thrift store light and sprayed it with Heirloom white paint by Rust-Oleum. Then did a light sanding
I used E-6000 glue to put the roses on, then wrapped painters tape around the rose and let the glue dry for 24 hours
AH! Success.... it worked! They are on nice and tight!
I covered the white light shafts with paper I got by copying fabric, the tutorial for copying fabric is HERE. I used double sided tape to adhere the paper
I couldn't resist hanging some pink crystals. HERE is my inexpensive source for crystals
Geez, I really had trouble photographing this chandelier, I tried inside, outside, bright sun, cloudy......I gave up! No awards for photography here!
But, you get the idea!
This could also be done with polymer clay roses
The Tutorial on making clay roses is HERE
I am going to put this in my booth at Orange Tree and I think I will charge $85-$95. If it doesn't sell right away, that's OK, I think it will be pretty hanging around
Let me know if you are interested in how I made the shades