Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beach Cottage Chandelier

When we bought the cottage there was a pinic table in the dining room and nothing else except for a large heavy stained glass ceiling fixture with yellow glass panels.  I removed it immediately and waitied for the right fixture.

My brother in New York picked up this chandelier for me from West Elm before we had it here in Canada.  Each little string of shells came individually wrapped in a plastic bag and then taped up. It took an hour to cut them open and lay them out without tangling the strings.
I had just finished a hand made bead trade with the Fiber Art Traders group and decided to hang my trade beads them on the chandelier with fishing wire.

And I added seahells from Sanibel Island..........
I found this beautiful pod on the trail one morning......

My Sister in Law has a friend in Africa who makes these beach glass beaded and wire mobiles, and I added this to the mix.
It Tinkles in the breeze....and has become an evolving piece of art....

Head over to for White Wednesdays....At Faded Charm


  1. WOW! Your chandelier is gorgeous! And what a great way to display your trinkets and treasures, sure to bring many happy memories at a glance!

    Happy White Wednesday!


  2. I love your evolving piece of artwork and I think it makes a perfect beach house chandelier!

    Kat :)

  3. sure it looks pretty when it is lit up...bet it is worth all the time spent for putting them together! that looks nice...verbenacottage

  4. I adore capiz shell chandeliers. They seem to suit most places and yours looks great.

  5. I love that you have turned such a gorgeous chandelier into an even more gorgeous one by adding such lovely trinkets Chania! Just gorgeous!! ~ Tina xx

  6. WOW!!! Love it,that is like my dream light!! Have a great day!!

  7. It's perfect for your beach cottage. I love West Elm.

  8. The customised chandelier is lovely, and I particularly love 'my adventures in Faffing Around' - so true of us all.

  9. I love, love, love it!
    Health and happiness,

  10. I love this beach cottage chandelier, how pretty! I hope you are having a nice week. I wanted to thank you for your comment on my last blog post, it really meant a lot to me.

  11. It's LOVELY! I ADORE how it has evolved and has memories and stories attached to it now!

  12. These chandeliers are amazing. Very cool idea. Thanks for sharingtoday.

    Enjoy your week!


  13. Chania, that's a fabulous chandy. West Elm does a great job on lighting and you're improving it even more. Best to you. -- Jane F.


I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania