Step 3:

Without too much complication, simple 7 watt C9 lightbulbs can be wired to this Chandelier. I did this to wire flicker-flame bulbs to a black chandelier, and the clear bulbs with with white versions. 

Though you can make substitutions, here is what I used:
18/2 gauge lamp cord
snap-on C9 light bulb sockets from Action Lighting: http://www.actionlighting.com/c9-socket-spt2-white-100-bag-bag/
1" diameter thin wall PVC or cardboard tube

First, using a utility knife, cut all of the candle and flame-bulb silhouettes, unless of course you altered the design to not include them in the first place! 

Then cut twelve 4-5 inch section of the 1"  tube to act as the candles. Cut a roughly 1"  deep notch through the tubing in order to secure them in place on the foam board silhouette. Hot glue can permanently secure them easily. Cut an additional notch on the opposite end of the tube, perpendicular to the first to allow the lamp cord and socket to properly seat.

Using the snap on light sockets, attach one and slide it into one of the tube "candles". loosely drape the lamp cord to the adjacent candle and add another socket. Continue working around the lower level, then up and around the upper level ending the wiring up at the center of the chandelier leaving as much of a tail as required. Add the plug of your choice. 

The wiring "disappears" for the most part, but additional teardrop shapes can be hung from the wiring if desired.
<p>This chandelier is fantastic--plenty of detail with a great style, but not too much that it's hard to make out the silhouette. I ran across this after trying to design my own and it was perfect. I modified the pattern slightly and made 3 chandeliers in all, two small ones (1/2 size) and one large one (42&quot;x62&quot;). All were laser cut out of 1/8&quot; hardboard/masonite. The small ones required 2 48&quot;x96&quot; sheets each and the large one required 3 sheets. The chandeliers are all held together with zip ties around the central shaft, so they can easily be taken apart.</p><p>I separated the flames from the chandelier pattern and laser cut them out of acrylic, leaving a small notch so they could fit over a 5mm LED. For the smaller chandeliers, I used orange flicker LEDs, and the flames were all wired to a central battery pack. For the large chandelier flames, I cut them so they would specifically fit over some green LED flicker tea lights with the diffuser removed, and attached the acrylic to the tea light with hot glue. I added a round platform on top of the candles and secured the tea lights with velcro.</p><p>I got so many compliments, which I can't begin to pass on. Thanks so much for this design!</p>
<p>Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to share your results- the best compliment! They look great and I love the green flames! You look like you've got a great workshop :) My commercially available model underwent many modifications before arriving at it's current state and we've just completed engineering a 1/2 scale ultraboard version on the cheap. It's nice to see that you were so successful making your own excellent modifications! I've found modified versions in a Sears, and elsewhere, which is fun see, but never anyone who has bothered to report back. Thank you! You should get a lot of mileage out of them! People are so often surprised to learn that upon closer inspection that they aren't the &quot;genuine&quot; thing! Here's a photo of a couple of our black &quot;Grandelier's&quot; that we used in an installation this past weekend here in Chicago, suspended on a lightweight steel cable. I wouldn't try that with any other chandelier! Thanks again! </p>
<p>Omg, that is awesome! can you please start selling these!?</p>
Thank you- and I do!<br>www.grandelier.com
That's an original idea
Thanks! It was, however inspired by others that I've seen that were much smaller or with less &quot;branches&quot;
I found his chandelier. What a pretty and delicate structure!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26379/extreme-paper-the-long-dark-road-to-a-bright-idea" rel="nofollow">http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26379/extreme-paper-the-long-dark-road-to-a-bright-idea</a>
Very pretty. It totally reminds me of the paper chandelier that Jeffery Rudell made in 2008 that was on display at Tiffany &amp; Co. over Christmas that year in New York. He even suggest the same materials. Were you inspired by his earlier design?
Thanks! I'll need to see what I can find online now. I don't know of the one you mention. I had seen small silhouette chandeliers before, but only ever four-sided. My inspiration came from several places I recall, but mostly out of a need for a very large, affordable and portable chandelier for themed environment installs.
that is amazing!!!!!! i love that i want one
This looks really cool!!
The surface really catches the colored lights in the room. This design is brilliant! The rooms used for events have such high ceilings that something like this would fit very well and add a lot of interest to the room. Thanks for sharing.<br>
Thanks! These white chandeliers are cut from a foam board product called Gatorboard, which is glows brightly under UV light, so they tend to really &quot;pop&quot;, which is a nice happy accident.
Wow how easy and fantastic. Will definatly try in a smaller scale for my mini house!
So easy! I'm sure it would look great!
This is great. Well done!
Thanks! I appreciate the compliment :)<br>

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