This started as a self-commission for a chandelier at the entrance to our house that has, over the
years, suffered a certain amount of damage. Kids, school bags, balls… not a good combination. As a result, it was looking a little the worse for wear – mismatched shades, missing shades… shades that really just looked outdated. We decided it was time for an upgrade.
After all, if you can make glass chandeliers, then you should have some for yourself.
I created an open branch-like lattice structure that I flameworked to include holes for hanging drops. The lattice is constructed around a glass ring that fits securely into the spring clip where the original shades were. This is a standard size common to many chandeliers. Each structure has been decorated with fern-like leaves, smaller leaves in a similar colouring and blown tulip-like flowers in shades of red. Each flower has it’s own look and each is slightly different.
The result is a warm, tactile and very striking chandelier that looks completely individual but also in keeping with the space it occupies. It is literally light-years away from it’s predecessor and a huge improvement.