Bling Chandeliers


Floral chandelier with added bling.

Floral chandelier with added bling.


Can a girl have too much sparkle? Add bling to a chandelier with re-purposed crystals found on discarded lamps. They do not have to match. The mix of drops with pendants just adds to the random charm. I enjoyed linking small strands of beaded crystals together, using a needle-nosed pliers to join them into one strand. The strand did not go completely around the chandelier. No problem. I re-purposed two crystal necklaces sitting neglected in my jewelry box, draping them from the nooks on the floral pieces to complete the sparkly drape. The necklaces were found at flea markets and garage sales and now have their chance to shine again.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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