Want to know how I made that fabulous robin's egg blue chandelier for the East Coast vs. West Coast Challenge?
Well, you'd never guess it was made out of Mardi Gras beads and a hanging floral basket!
It was NOT my original idea--I was inspired by two very lovely ladies:
Heather at Dollar Store Crafts
Britt at A Penny Saved.
These brilliant ladies had two very informative tutorials, which you can find at the above links. (Britt actually wired hers for electricity!!!
Here's what you need:
■Hanging wire basket (you can get at any home improvement store)
■Jumbo package of Mardi Gras beads. I used over 100 strands in my version.
■Spray paint in any color of your choosing.
■Wire cutters or heavy duty scissors.
I modified their designs a little, and left the longer pieces at the bottom, which I thought gave it a slightly different look.
It was pretty time consuming, but totally and utterly worth it!
BIG thanks to these tutorials and the inspiration that they provided for our challenge!