Monday, January 23, 2012

Mystery Project Revealed!

The past couple weeks I've referenced, 
here and there, 
a mystery project.
Want to take a look?

(Disclaimer: Blurry shots ahead. My kitchen only gets good light in the afternoon)

To be honest, I'm not sure if it's done or not. Initially I wanted another layer of flowers between the magenta and pink, plus some coming off the bottom where the motif is. But it's proving tricky finding flowers that are neither too big nor too small, and I'm wondering if more flowers will look chaotic?

So how did I make this crochet chandelier? Well, I'll tell you...

First, I removed a hideous lampshade from a lamp in our house.

I stripped the beige vinyl (you read right, gag) from the frame.

I wrapped the bottom (now the top) of the shade in navy blue yarn.

I created a sweet sunshine motif to hide the random gold underside and attached that.

I found this flower tutorial because I wanted a flower that didn't have a right side and a wrong side, since it's hanging.

I made teeny little chain flowers for more fullness.

I had my charming husband suspend it from the kitchen light with chain from Home Depot.  

I stepped back and declared, "Ooh, it's so fun-kay! I love how fun-kay it is!" (And that is exactly how I said "funky".)

I had a conversation with the Charming One about how much this would cost us if Anthroplogie or Urban Outfitters sold it.

I continued to fret over it's done-ness. I made more flowers, which were too big (dag-gonnit). I shut my eyes and imagined a very full crochet chandelier. 

I got impatient, took pictures (despite the light quality) and wrote this blog post. 

The End!

Feedback would be good. More layered in flowers? Or declare it done? Leave it in the comments!!



  1. It's cute! But I do think you were right about another layer of flowers between the magenta and pink. It seems a bit on the naked side. :)

  2. This is very nice! But maybe you should try to put more flowers and see how it turns out.

  3. When I first started it I was telling my husband and best friend that I wanted it so full, and very layered and yada yada.

    I do want more flowers... it's just surprisingly hard to find flowers that are small (less than 2" across) and somewhat 3-dimensional. I love those puffy little daisies, but I didn't want it to be all the same. The chain flowers I made don't add much to it, really. Hmmm, at this point is more of a lack of good resources. If anyone comes across something, let me know!! I wanted to keep it all cotton yarn, but I suppose i'll have to give up something in this creative process. Can't always have it my way. =) Thanks for the feedback! It's hugely appreciated. :)

  4. I think your flowers are beautimous..... but a few more certainly wouldn't hurt.

    ya sis

  5. The flowers are beautimous.... so a few more couldn't hurt.

    ya sis

  6. What a cute idea! We have fans all over the house and have always wished we could have something more decorative!

  7. I am totally in love with this!!!!!!!

  8. Those metal pulls that are in the picture accidently might be the way to go. Get you some beads or somethin, but bigger size.


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