Once more unto …
Took down the previous non-lighting chandelier some time ago as, although fun to make, it didn’t do a lot for me. Reckoned at that time to do without, but time has led down a different line of thought and am now having a go with pieces of cardboard fret remaining from the bronze ceiling in the second part of the Hall. (see ‘Oh frabjous day‘)
The main body of the light using the card frets.
Subsequently removed the wire supports top and bottom and made do with many layers of paint and lacquer to give rigidity.
Using a rough circle with grid marked out from cutting board lines to act as layout guide for circle to fit in base of light. Using strips of cardboard salvaged from the back of an old writing pad.
Showing the bottom grid in place
Offering up (with trailing wiring). There are spikes to be glued in place coming off the base of each bulb holder and protruding below the line of the base, with possibly something added on the sections between. Also final repainting throughout to be done.
And what set me off on this design? Swiped the basics of the idea from The Tudor Blog posting of 2010 showing a stage setting for a production of Henry VIII.