Chandelier Made from Lightbulbs

Chandeliers made form lightbulbs!link via ivan.veretelnyk.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Wanting some help with a project

I wanted to replace the light bulbs in my ceiling with a LED Bawls bottle chandelier. I already know how to make the frame for it but was wondering if you guys could help me with the Wiring specifics, and how many LED's you think I need.

Posted by Wantedcriminal#0072 10 years ago


Making a Chandelier with both LED and Incandescent light sources

I have just started to make my own chandeliers and would like to incorporate LED lights along with normal incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs.  Do I need to add a resister with the LED light.  All the cords are being wired together as you would any other chandelier with multiple light bulbs.  I am a little confused when it comes to adding in an LED.  Please Help!

Posted by yard ducks 7 years ago


Outdoor chandelier

I am looking to DIY an outdoor chandelier with mason jars. It would be located in a gazebo but i guess i cant assume water wont get in there. Has anyone built anything similar? Also i would like it to be almost flush have a low profile. My main concern is how do i keep it water proof? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Posted by tac1230 4 years ago


Making an awesome chandelier - the cheap way?

Hello all I'm very into art and like beautiful things in life. However, beautiful things are typically very expensive. I've found this chandelier/loft lamp that i'm particularly into. It's the Jeremy Close Blossom. It dosen't seem very complicated (ok, it looks complicated, but many parts are exactly the same), but it is very beautiful and very, very expensive. It's a whopping $10,000! The leafs themselves are made out of ceramic and the skeleton is made out of steel/aluminium.  What struck me was: isn't this a project that would be easily accomplished using a mould and some sort of foam? - paint it black and there you go..? The skeleton itself, i imagine, would be constructed by a series of concentric rings suspended on a wire of some sort. The leafs would them be clamped somehow to the rings by some sort of  tightening mechanism.. Any ideas how to do this one? - how would one make the shape of the leafs to make a mould? - are there anything out there on the market that looks like it, but is a lot cheaper?

Posted by tbertelsen 6 years ago


Gummi Bear Chandelier

So basically an artist named YaYa Chow (cool name) made a chandelier by stringing gummi bears together....The resulting effect is actually very good, The various shades give out a nice colour.But i'm wondering : How many did she eat in the process ?LINK

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago


Chandeliers based on my Instructable now available

My instructable has been happily very popular, but I received a great many requests for completed chandeliers. I've made several design revisions and given it a name...the Grandelier. It's a one of a kind prop chandelier especially for special events. Large. Packs flat. Lightweight and simple to assemble. Available with a few color options if requested. http://www.grandelier.com

Posted by davidandora 4 years ago


Watch battery powered miniature dollhouse chandelier

I would love to see someone create a tutorial on how to make these: http://www.manhattandollhouse.com/html/battery_operated_miniature_dol.html They chandeliers for dollhouses that are powered with small (watch sized batteries) and they have on & off switches. I know a lot of the materials to make these can be found here http://www.cir-kitconcepts.com/ I just have no clue how to put everything together  

Posted by missodessa 7 years ago


Looking for a wire chandelier jig - or a wire basket jig

I'm interested in making an outdoor solar chandelier and I'm trying to find out how to make it?  I want to make it out of wire.  As I look through ebay and search here I can't find any info on how to make a jig or even any info on buying a jig (other than jewelry and fishing lures).   Could someone point me in the right direction as far as making my own jig or a photo of a jig maybe you made?  What kind of wire to buy for the rustic look?  Things like that.  Thanks. 

Posted by dtommyd 4 years ago


how to recreate this LED bundle hanging lamp inexpensively

This isn't even yet available in teh US, but it's pretty amazing looking i think.i'm thinking of how it can be made... cheap metal tubes for each led with 2 thin leads? or thin rods with a little insulated wire wraped around leading to the LED?i think this can be done smartly, cheaply and efficiently -- totally unlike how it will be sold in the us.who has experience with these materials and wants to mock one up?http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/13/kenzan-tsutakawa-chinn-constellation-lamp/

Posted by neuralstatic 9 years ago


Chandelier sunrise alarm integrated in wall switch

Hello guys I found some nice instructables here about making a sunrise alarm clock, like the Philips wake-up alarm. I was wondering if it is possible (and how :D) to male a circuit with an lcd (maybe by reusing some cheap alarm clock) and put it inside the wall switch which operates the lamp in the chandelier by slowly increasing the light and reaching the full bright when the time is set to wake up! That would be awesome! Thanks for helping, Sam.

Posted by samumar 6 years ago


I want to make a abstract plastic chandelier, it wont have a "normal" form..

I want to make a abstract plastic chandelier, it wont have a "normal" form...  more abstract so it will look like a blob of  hollow floating glass suspended above a stage... it will have lasers and coloured lights shining through it.... any suggestions as to what type of plastic? attached is an art instillation that gave me the idea.

Posted by bbigssor 6 years ago


Connect DIY chandelier to Philips HUE system using Zigbee Light Link

I am working on a project to create a chandelier with 16 LED E27 light bulbs. I am thinking out the electric wiring scheme and would like to integrate that chandelier in my existing Philips HUE infrastructure, using the same app. Is there any chance I can build in Zigbee Light Link, connect it to my Philips Bridge, switch on and off all 16, or part of that, LED lights, just from the same Philips HUE app? Any thoughts/ideas/schemes/... would be highly appreciated! Many thanks. Kind regards, Mark

Posted by MagicMarky 1 year ago


Wanted: Instructable for this amazing paperclip chandlier

Http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/look/look-paperclip-pendant-lamp-076946For the sake of my sanity, someone PLEASE do an instructable on how to create this amazing paperclip chandelier!

Posted by kettir 9 years ago


Chandelier/Ceiling Light but no fixture?

I recently bought a 50s house and there is no light fixture for the living room or the den and the venting makes it difficult for someone to come in and install wiring. So... does anyone have a good DIY lighting idea where I could hang a big light and run the cord along the ceiling/wall to plug it in?

Posted by sarajo 7 years ago


Beautiful multicolored lamp made from trash

I've seen several lamps made from plastic bottles and seldom is much effort made to make the form of the bottle into its own creature. This lamp made by South African designer Heath Nash does just that with curvy cuts into the plastic bottles and layers that make it much more appealing. Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


LED Driver for LED fairy light strands

I bought several of these strands of leds  http://www.banggood.com/Warm-White-Or-White-10M-100LED-Copper-Wire-LED-String-Lights-Lamp-12V-p-927282.html I want to wire two of them together to make a chandelier with one dimmable power supply.  Each set comes with a 12 volt dc 1 amp power adapter. So, do I need a 12 volt dc 2 AMP 24 watt power supply that is dimmable.  I will be going from standard US electric 120 vac. I will be wiring then in parallel so that I don't have to mess with making the strand twice as long and worrying about more resistance. Mainly all the power supplies I can find are a little higher amps and more wattage. Could that blow them all? http://www.peaktopeakpower.com/apv-25-12 Any help would be awesome

Posted by Creativeguy 4 years ago


(newsletter) Homemade Gift Ideas

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Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


(newsletter) Solar-Powered Walkway, Lady GaGa Glasses, VHS Notebook

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Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Ceiling art made from beetle shells

In Most European palaces and castles, it is common to find the ceilings decorated with ornate gilded woodwork and elaborate frescoes. In Brussels, Belgium, one particular hall in the Royal Palace has a very peculiar ceiling that is decorated with very strange items. The hall's ceiling, which has remained unfinished since 1909, was redecorated by the contemporary Belgian artist Jan Fabre. Fabre was inspired by Sternocera aequisignata, a type of jewel beetle of the Buprestidae family, which has a shimmering green iridescent shell. Fabre and 30 other diligent artist armed with a truck-full of beetle shells and glue, transformed the empty ceiling into one bejeweled with a sea of swirling and twinkling green. The team also went to work on the center chandelier in the hall, turning it from gilded gold to sparkling green. As one gazes up at the masterpiece from the floor, the whole mass of shells appears to move as the light reflects from different angles.Jan Fabre calls the the ceiling Heaven of Delight, as a reference to ''The Garden of Earthly Delights'' by early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch ( a personal favorite of mine). The green shells do indeed add a great amount of energy to the once bland and vacant hall. 1.6 million beetle shells were used. The beetles, which are wood-boring and are mostly considered a pest, appears abundantly in India, Thailand, and Vietnam. They are sometimes cooked and eaten, however their beautiful shells are discarded.LinkTranslated Original

Posted by Skyfinity 9 years ago


(newsletter) Plasma Speaker, Steampunk Keyboard, Incredible Costumes...

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Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Dorkbot Anglia 30th June 2011 - brief report, and an announcement.

It was a very pleasant evening, once I got parked (a lot of Bury St Edmund's car parks close early).  Only about two dozen people came to hear the speakers, but many more would have been cramped in the main room of the small gallery.  Bowls of snacks were out, along with a small "bar" (a table of bottled beers, available for a donation to the evening).  Unfortunately, whilst I remembered to take a notebook, I forgot to take my camera... Sitting with a beer, surrounded by Art and listening to enthusiastic Makers in the company of like-minded folk.  Mmmmmmm. Smith's Row curator, Rosie Grieve, kicked off the evening with an outline of how and why she ended up offering to host Dorkbot and arrange speakers for the event. The second speaker, and the main highlight for me, was Fraser Reich of Kore Technologies, showing off his mass spectrometer in a briefcase.  It's not a brand-new technology by any means (the machine he brought had been under constant vacuum for eleven years), but I am old enough to remember when samples had to be sent to dedicated buildings, and results came back days later, and Fraser's enthusiasm for the machine (it's largely his baby) was a joy to listen to, as he did a live test of the air in the room (benzene! toluene! silicone!) and the vapours given off by an orange, turning out useful results in only ten seconds. The third speaker, Lee Patterson, is a sound artist who works with recordings made "in the wild".  He attaches cheap piezoelectric microphones (so beloved of makers of cheap electric guitars) to street furniture, or makes his own hydrophones and records the lives of invertebrates and event weeds in the urban ponds of his native Manchester (MP3 files available here).  He talked us through his work, and also gave a live performance of nuts and seeds burning, attached directly to two of his microphones - the sound was... weird.  It sounded like tunnel-traffic, trains and room full of over-boiling kettles.  Although Fraser was the better speaker, Lee inspired in me more ideas for future projects.  I took notes. The final speaker, Anton Woodward, talked us through his work on stage automation - the sort of bespoke-built devices that fly actors through the air, lift scenery out of the stage, and don't quite drop chandeliers on the audience (yes, that was his).  He took us through a brief history of stage automation, from the early days when each motor had to be controlled by hand, live, by an operator as well-rehearsed as the actors, to modern systems that can automatically throw tonnes of equipment around the theatre with hundreds of motors, all under computer control, and showed us video of the kit in action.  His work includes Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, and he has now moved into screenwork in Bollywood and  X Men: First Class (he created the mechanics of Banshee's flight sequences, which involved hanging the actor stationary in a harness, then shooting the camera towards his face at 40mph...). A very enjoyable evening, I shall continue to get to Dorkbot Anglia events whenever I can. ------------------------------------- For future notice, the event was compered by John Bowers of the Curiosity Collective, who have a show coming up in Ipswich soon, an exhibition of "interactive curiosities" with the general theme of "time". I don't know if I'll get to that one, but if I do, I'll definitely take my camera...

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Bad mice gone good

I originally posted this as a collaboration. Turns out it's better as a forum item, which may eventually evolve into a collaboration. I'll try to put up at least one image this weekend. Meanwhile, settle in for a bit of a read, and let me know what you think.. . . . . . . Ingredients:- About 2 dozen half dead or completely dead Apple USB mice, mostly black, some white, bundled and hung to age.- 8-10 Apple keyboards, some flavored with cola or hot chocolate, mostly black, some white.(Randofo may contribute more, we'll see what comes of this caper. See his keyboard hack.Optional additives:- Dead hard drives, also part of the job. I've been wanting to figure out how to hack the controllers and drive arms to make a sculpture that waves the arms vertically, in controllable ways. I don't know yet if this is a separate project or not.- Glue, solder, etc.- Other junk, hopefully minimal, unless it adds a whole new level to the project.StatusI gathered them by their USB connectors and hung them as sculpture, (photo coming soon) awaiting further inspiration.The ProjectFirst idea:Wire, (or rewire, in this case) the LEDs inside the mice, and make a decorative chandelier.Minimalist that I am, my first impulse is to leave the mice as original and intact as possible, while transforming an everyday object into something delightful and interesting.Current questions:- How to wire them all together, without making it a life's work?- Static or dynamic? Dimmable? Random "flickering/fading" like the new smarter Christmas lights, only more interesting?- Interactive? Respond to sound, temperature or other environmental changes? I like the idea of cause and effect resulting in some new information the observer can come away with, something that actually makes sense, rather than, "That's kind of interesting, but what for?"- Networkable?? So other Bad mice gone Good can influence behaviors?- Some sort of reference or action to the original intended function, i.e., input device, man-machine interface, 21st century worker harness, pixel pushing device, etc.- Hack a keyboard to control the mice? Force them to spell?? I like the idea of subverting/reversing the input/output direction.- use the reflective sensor in the mouse to provide input/output.- Influence Jonathan Ive and his brilliant staff at Apple to put some effective strain relief on all new mice!RulesAnd I use that term fairly loosely. Yet I find that good parameters, even if arbitrary (an affordable luxury with art and fooling around projects) help define the project, keep it manageable, and hence more likely to be completed. Sometimes it's just more fun too. I'll refrain from an essay on that for now. (hm, maybe an essay section would be good Instructables feature request?)- simple- can be made in 24 or fewer work hours.- cheap, with minimal non-salvaged parts.- repeatable, so others can create their own, in the fine, albeit young, Instructables tradition.- finished product is fun and delightful to most people, old or young, geek or non-geek.FeedbackPlease let me know what you think of this idea so far.New ideas, spinoffs, etc. are welcome. Please link or keyword all of them so we can see the connection between projects.Enough for now, I need to overhaul my resume so I can find a more interesting and creative job. SF Bay Area queries are encouraged!

Posted by Marcos 11 years ago