I’ve wanted to purchase one of these for quite a while, but they are pretty pricey and I wasn’t willing to spend lots of money on something I knew I could do myself. In all honesty it’s not perfect, but I’m really happy with it, especially as it cost me under £10.
You will need:
- embroidery hoop
- wooden beads
I started off with an old lamp shade that I found in my garden waiting for its trip to the tip. You only need the light attachement so cut away any material until you are left with that.
This is what you should be left with. Grab some coloured wool and begin wrapping it around your frame. I decided to only wrap the circle part as I wasn’t comfortable having wool so close to a hot bulb.
Your next job is to attach the beads, this is where things can get a little tricky. Wrap a piece of wire around the frame, fill with beads to the desired length and then wrap the end around an embrodiery hoop. Continue this four more times, ensuring that each wire is the same distance apart and length. It should look like this.
Your next job is to repeat this step but on the embrodiery hoop, joining all four wires together at the bottom. Add four pompoms to the embrodiery hoop, hiding the wire.
The final thing to do is to create two pompoms and a tassle to go on the bottom of your chandelier. Attach with wire to secure in place.
You should be left with something that looks like this. Honestly these are not the best instructions but something like this is more trial and error. Play around and see what you come up with. Just enjoy crafting and having some time to yourself. Nothing is perfect, and even though my pompoms are all different shapes and I ran out of beads I’m still very happy with my creation.