Fused Glass Chandelier
- October 19, 2008 at 6:24 pm #9250mntwmynParticipant
Hi. I’m relatively new to fusing glass but I am interested in making a fused glass chandelier. I think I would like to make something that has multiple dangles around a bulb scattering the light. Anyone ever attempted something like this before? Any suggestions or links to examples for inspiration?
TamishaOctober 21, 2008 at 12:46 am #10907AnonymousInactiveOctober 22, 2008 at 2:23 pm #10908Ed RichburgParticipant
Having just finished a pendant fixture – with a team of interior designers –
for the Keep Austin Bright Competition, I have a few ideas.
You need to figure our how to shield the bulb or luminaire
with a form or shape that can be slumped.
Dangles are easy, as you can embed wires
or create attachment holes with fiber board or fiber paper or
drill holes for mechanical attachments.
Chandeliers are usually open structures
so a metal support framework is usually necessary for spread.
You also need to figure a way to hide the wires and maybe also the support structure.
A single point suspension attachment to the ceiling is needed.
I would suggest drawing up your ideas,
build some samples to be sure that you
know what you want to do will work and then give it a try.
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