"Your cubicle's answer to a garish lifestyle!"

Hi-Ho Instructabrarians!

Have you ever wanted a chandelier for your home (or office) but lacked the thousands of dollars to buy one?  Well today you're in luck because I will be showing you how simple it is to make your own for less than $20*, and right from your cubicle!  Introducing Paperclip Chandelier!  

*regional differences may apply

Step 1: Design/ Inspiration

The inspiration for this Chandelier Paperclip came from a lot of different sources, but one of the basic structure was inspired from ReDesign's Etsy Limited Edition version.  I loved the woven feel of it and was disappointed that almost no (Free) documentation existed online for it anymore.  So, in the spirit of Instructables, I decided to create my own through reverse engineering!

Of course i also added my own flair once I completed it.
Beautiful. <br>
Yay! Thanks!
i wish i could send u a patch D:
Oh that`s cool bro. just keep on doing the greate work, i believe it`s your gift <br> <br>
The wreath frames are a good idea, but you could make it even prettier by spray-painting them to match the color of the paper clips you are using.
Indeed. I was also thinking of using multicolored paperclips too, for the festive season
For slightly more money LOL You could include a few Svorski crystals for random glitters of colour and to look less like a fish basket repurposed ^_^ Or even an old broken necklace of glass beads.
True true, but I'm a Paperclip Purist. If it ain't 100% made of paperclips, it ain't a paperclip chandelier.
I live in an apartment where I can't change light fixtures, etc, so am looking for interesting, economical, non-permanent ways of jazzing up the existing ones. This is fantastic!! Thanks so much for posting this.
You are very welcome Crispie J! I think one of the best things about this project is that all of your necessary resources really cost less than $5 each (depending on where you go). Plus, it's easy to store and looks lovely in any home decorum.
i made this Chandelier
Nice! Mind if I ask you a question, how did you get it wider in the middle than at either ends? Was it just stretched across the ring or did you add more paperclips?<br>
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that's epic job....but reminds me the fishing baskets for fishing lobsters and fishes....anyway great job...if it fails like a lamp then you can usethem to catch some fishes....hahaha
Magnificent and meme-worthy
What's the meme? :)
It's its own meme! Well done
IT'S REALLY STUNNING ---and I note that if it fell on top of you it wouldn't crush you like those glass ones
I was always afraid our glass one would do that. So glad we switched to stringed.
your use of a multi-ringed wreath fram to get the different sized rings was brilliant and economical at this time of the year
Beautiful Shift! You did such an amazing job! Thanks for sharing.<br>Sunshiine
Thanks Sunshiine :)
In a word: Friggingawesometastic! ;-D
Super duper!!

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