What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No. I go for the chandelier; it's priceless.
This is Bryan - Bryan has a truly lovely store here in Abbotsford, called Paper Nation.
It has a wonderful selection of gift paper, scrapbook and card making paper, gifts, journals and the most hilarious (cheeky) cards! If you live in the area and haven't been in, you are truly missing out!
Bryan would love to have a chandelier in his store! Cause he has good taste.
What Bryan doesn't want in his store - is THIS chandelier! No one does...that's probably why I found it at a used building supply store! It's a little outdated with it's brassy finish and ornate look.
I knew it had potential under all those brassy loops and curves...it just needed a little help. I started by taking off all the curvy arm pieces, and dry brushing it with ASCP Paris Grey. Getting better already!
The little holes at the top and bottom where the arms were supposed to attach, happened to be the perfect size for some Swarovski crystals. You should always put a rhinestone wherever one will fit....I have one in my belly button right now...hahhaaha.
She taught me to make all sorts of paper flowers. It was really fun and allowed my to play with a whole new medium in a different way.
Once the flowers were assembled I started to attach them to the middle rod of the chandelier just placing them where they seemed to work out.
I knew I didn't want it to be a flat finish so we did a lot of bending and layering to give it more of a 3D look with lots of interest and variety.
I gave it a good spray with a clear coat to protect the paper and make it a little stronger.
It's resting in the window of Paper Nation tonight until we get some bulbs and hang it tomorrow.
I LOVE it as it's one of a kind and such a dramatic change from its original state.
Thanks for stopping in - let me know what you think. I love your comments and would really love some feedback on this one!
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