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Step 1: Make Jump Rings
Note: Since my chandelier has open, curved ends, I was able to make jump rings and just slide them onto the chandelier.  If your chandelier doesn’t have an area where you can slide them on, you will have to make the jump rings directly onto your chandelier.
o    Find an item to use as a mandrel that has a diameter large enough to slide over your chandelier.  The ends of my chandelier are large and flat, so my jump rings are extra large so that they could fit over the end of the chandelier.
o    Use tape to mark a spot around which you will bend the wire.  This will help ensure that all of your jump rings are a consistent size.
o    Hold the wire with your thumb and wrap tightly around the mandrel, overlapping slightly.
o    Cut the excess making sure that you use the flat side of the wire cutters, not the pointed, so that you don’t end up with a pointed end that could scratch your chandelier.
o    If you use pliers that have ridges on them, be sure to wrap them in tape so that they don’t scratch the coating off of your wire.

o    Step 2: Determine Length of Crystal Chain
o    Decide how much drape you want each of the strands to have and count the number of crystals so that you can ensure each strand has the same number.  Be sure to leave the original silver jump rings attached to each end of your strand, as these are what you’ll use to attach to the jump rings you made.

o    Step 3: Attach
o    Slide the crystal chain’s jump ring onto the one you made and attach your jump ring to the chandelier along each arm.
   Step 4: Additional Crystals

Once I was finished, I decided to add two additional types of crystals for a little extra bling!  Around the circumference, I added these prism pendants purchased from sunwe

I also stopped by my local antique store and found a large crystal that I could hand from the bottom of my chandelier.
And that’s how I managed to move my chandelier from Italy to France on a budget! 

I like that it now fits better with my other decor, but should I ever decide to change my style, I can just remove the crystals.  It also solves another issue that I’ve had with my chandelier in that the crystals sit lower and thus make the chandelier feel closer to the table.  The chandelier was not installed at the right height and was just a bit too high off the table, which made it feel disconnected.  With the crystals attached, the bottom of the chandelier is now 34″ off the table and feels much better.  {As a side note, a good height distance for a chandelier is 30″-36″ above the table surface.  I wish I had known that 10 years ago!} Pay attention to more reference

I have a few extra crystals left over, one of which I’ve already turned into a bookmark.




We have a large chandelier in our dining room that I love, but decided that it wasn’t exactly my style.  Since I still like the chandelier and it works just fine, I didn’t want the expense of buying and installing something new, especially when a small DIY project was all that was needed!

·         We purchased the Florence chandelier from Lamps Plus almost 10 years ago.  I have always loved the size and the details of this light fixture, particularly the faux drip candles.  When I bought this, I was in my Italian phase and it went perfectly with my large trestle table and hand-carved Mexican leather chairs.  But in recent years, I’ve started adding more delicate touches to my home and suddenly, this fixture seemed a bit out-of-place in my dining room.

Quite some time ago I was browsing the Ballard Designs catalog and noticed these magnetic crystal chains that could be used to embellish an existing light fixture.  I loved the idea, but not the price! 

I have also seen boxes of loose crystals from old chandeliers at the antique fair and have thought about how I might be able to use those, but I’ve never found enough matching crystals and never any that could be used for the base chains. Then while browsing Michaels, I figured out a way to move my chandelier from Italy to France on a budget!

Basic Supplies

o    6 ft. acrylic crystal garland $12.99  {Similar chains can be purchased on so check around for the best price in your area. The total length you’ll need will depend on the size of your chandelier and the amount of drape you create.}
o    Wire {16- or 18-gauge in a color that matches your existing fixture}
o    Wire cutters
o    Mandrel {I used a thick ballpoint pen as a mandrel, but you could also use a wooden spoon or anything round}
o    Please pay attention to the next post


Bedroom lamp selection techniques

The bedroom is a very important role in the home, whether it is working people or old people or students, bedrooms are very important for us, home environment. A beautiful, warm, elegant bedroom lamp can definitely give your bedroom to add a lot of color. It is up to how to choose the ideal for their bedroom lighting it? Bedroom lamp selection techniques, what does?

1、Bedroom light not too bright. Since the bedroom was originally the rest of the lights should be moderate based. People have a warm feel. Initiative with yellow lights, do not use energy-saving lamps. My living room is also more than a dozen squares, using energy-saving lamps, white, and particularly bright. But feel cold colors. I also used the yellow bedroom mild, so every time into the bedroom feel comfortable.

The bedroom should be more equipped with several lamps, ceiling lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, bedside lamps, etc., should be able to adjust, mixed use, in order to create a warm atmosphere. Available wall lamps, floor lamps to replace the central interior dome light. Wall suitably low brightness diffuse appearance lampshade materials, so make the bedroom seem moderate light, conducive to rest; also can be equipped with a lamp hanging lamp in the room right place, upload a bedside lamp, and that several lights to separately controlled.


Redecorate your bathroom with limited budget

Want to redecorate your bathroom with limited budget ? Small changes can make a huge difference! While it might not strike you as immediately obvious, a crystal chandelier might be exactly the upgrade your bathroom is in need of. Read on for more bathroom lighting tips.

First : Embrace The Power of The Dimmer Switch:  Nearly every modern 
crystal chandelier can be wired to work with a dimmer switch. The ability to choose the level of lighting for your bathroom offers a host of decorating possibilities. By keeping lights low, you can bathe your bathroom in a soft glow that’s guaranteed to make even the most outdated bathrooms seem grand. For those with sparkling new fixtures, flooding the room with light effectively adds a level of drama to your bathroom and showcases your hard work.

Second : Choose A Focal Point: Use your chandelier to create a focal point to your bathroom. By installing an elegant chandelier in your favorite part of the room, you are effectively drawing eyes to that portion of the room (and away from other areas you might not be as fond of). Use your lighting fixture to showcase what you love and draw attention away from what you don’t.

Third :Experiment With Bulb Color: Today’s light bulbs come in a range of colors. No longer are you stuck with the traditional white light options. Browse your local lighting store for colored bulb options and experiment with different options. With a little trial and error, you’re sure to find the hue that best showcases your bathroom.


Home design and lighting tips

Old World and modern style combine for home decor provides offers drama, elegance and individuality. Europe draw inspiration from the old world, into the glamor of this style of design, the unique feeling of warmth and style to your home. Combines old-world elegance with today’s modern family requires some know-how and experience. Before crystal chandelier shopping, do some research survey, the following are some tips warm

1、Know Your Colors: this style decor relies heavily on earth tones. Bright colors, crazy patterns and bold yellow or orange accents will detract from the overall feel of this style .Think of what you would find in a cozy cabin in the middle of the European Countryside. If it seems too outlandish for that setting, you are best leaving it alone.
2、Accent makes all the difference: jewelry to complete a lamps lining the hallway is perfect for a true European style.

ny wardrobe. Home accent to complete any decorative scheme. Wrought iron accessories such as candles, candlesticks and pewter
3、Look Where Your Feet Are: When it comes to flooring, terra cotta tiles are best for a Tuscan feel. Stones with intricate mosaics work as well. Antique rugs will lend a sense of cozy warmth as long as they adhere to the Tuscan color scheme.


simplicity and utility chandelier

Do you know the Scandinavian interior designs ? Nowadays it is very popular style .Some people like the simplicity and utility products ,then you should consider this style ,which is free of too much clutter or ornamentation and whose colors are usually earthy, neutral, soft shades. 

As we know, the light play an important role in our house decoration . Having natural light is important to create the open, airy feeling.  But not every house can get the natural light ,so choosing the right light fixture is the key process .

We’ve picked out three different options for you  that would be perfect for a Scandinavian design. Come on and find the most suitable chandelier for your house !


How to equip your home to be like a spa,Through the romantic night

How to equip your home to be like a spa

A house is more than a structure made from bricks and cement. It is a place where you take those sweet coffee sips with your family. Here are some easy and effective ideas which will help you transform your home into a Spa oasis.
Pick a suitable robe
You must choose a robe according to the weather or the temperature of your room.Only Necessities offers Chenille robes featuring a full button front. These robes cover you completely to keep you warm. Go for a PJ Luxe Chenille robe if you want a sexier robe. Pick the one having a front tie closure and a hem that hits the knees. Go for a breathable cotton bath robe if your room or the weather is hot.

Decorate the selected room and bathroom with dim lighting

·         You can use some lighting fixtures to create a nice ambiance in the room and bathroom. You can install a three light fixture in your bathroom. Pick a fixture featuring Silver finish and frosted Glass. Such fixtures emit light that creates a subtle pattern on the walls. You can use table lamps or another one light fixture to decorate the room. You can also pick a chandelier that allows you to set different lighting levels. Here, I will choose my most love sunwe crystal chandelier Maria Theresa chandeliers to increase  romantic astmosphere.( Don’t forget to place some scented candles in the room and bathroom.

·         Fill up your bathtub with water and rose petals

You can first fill the bath tub and then put in some rose petals. You can also use the petals of various other colorful flowers. Pick flowers that are known for their therapeutic properties. Flowers will not only make you smell great after a bath but they will also relieve your stress.

Avoid mistakes when choosing the chandeliers for your house

In order not to make mistakes when choosing your chandelier .Some factors you should 
take into consideration.
The Wrong Size Problem: It will be better if your chandelier is about 2.5 meter away from the floor . And you should calculate the the size of your room .Then you can know what size is suitable for your chandelier.  
The Hanging Too High/Too Low Issue: Keep in mind when purchasing a chandelier the height of your ceiling. Ensure that no one will bump their heads when it’s hanging! There are more options if the ceilings are higher than average, but all others need to take care when it comes to the hanging height.
The Out of Place/Awkward Mistake: A lighting fixture doesn’t necessarily have to match your interior design, but it does have to complement it. Check out decorating advice before making your purchase. Of course you want your new chandelier to stand out – but only in a good way!


Paris Fashion Week-Find your own beauty-part 2

Today we continue to talk about the beauty issue for your house .

If you want your house become beautiful ,then you must choose the suitable decoration .For

 example ,the furniture ,the painting of the house and the chandeliers ,etc.

Take the crystal chandelier/light fixture for a example . Crystal chandelier can transform your home and make it the envy of everyone that visits. Or, if you choose the wrong chandelier, it could become a major eyesore. That’s something that everyone wants to avoid! There are a few common mistakes that people make that chandelier buyers should take into consideration,
such as the Wrong Size Problem. A chandelier that’s too big or too small for the space can make the entire room feel awkward. You don’t want to feel completely overwhelmed or underwhelmed by the chandelier. That’s why choosing the appropriate size is essential!


the new concept of decorating definition,u have change u idea

Lighting that is functional and decorative
When decorating a room, don’t just focus on the furniture and little accents. Make sure you light up the room with lamps, wall sconces,modern crystal chandelier and so on. I would even venture to say that lighting is more important than furniture, because you won’t be able to see your furniture without that lighting!the variation of light and shadow in a room creates a nice mood.


Light source that is directional will help create many shadows, which is typical of wall sconce lighting. Standing lamps, on the other hand, tend to disperse light in all directions to light up the entire room. Both types of lighting are good options, and you can have both in the same room to give you the option of bright light or mood lighting. If you want to emphasize only certain areas of the room, then lights like the wall sconces will be effective. For a more modern look, you can opt for the bronze shell sconce.

It’s important to keep lighting in mind when decorating a room, because the way the light falls on surfaces will change the way they look. This is particularly true of your wall color, which looks slightly different in different lighting. That’s why I like to set up the lights I plan to have in the room first, then paint some test strips of different colors on the walls to see which I like best. I also love using string lights!