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Decorative Candle Chandelier

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Use unexpected materials and pretty embellishments to create crafts for the garden. Use chicken wire and assorted beads to create a pretty and delicate Decorative Candle Chandelier by Linda Peterson. This craft is super simple and perfect for summer.

Decorative Candle Chandelier
 

Material:

  • Chicken wire – approximately 9 squares by 4 squares deep
  • Aluminum armature wire 1/8” diameter or use a similar wire
  • 22 gauge silver finish wire
  • Miscellaneous beads and drop dangles
  • Chain of choice
  • Candle in glass votive
  • Pliers
  • Wire snips
  • Gloves (optional – to protect fingers and hands)

Instructions:

  1. Cut desired size of chicken wire, leaving wire ends extending. Place a length of aluminum armature wire 1″ longer than the width at the top, center the wire to that ends extend 1/2” on each side. Fold ends of chicken wire over aluminum wire to create a finished edge.

    Decorative Candle Chandelier
     
  2. Bend wire to form a cylinder, matching up the pattern. Secure by twisting ends together. Snip off any extra wire.

    Decorative Candle Chandelier
     
  3. Use a pair of wire cutters to cut the wire ends from bottom of chandelier.

    Decorative Candle Chandelier
     
  4. Turn the chandelier upside down and bend octagons in half – folding towards the middle.

    Decorative Candle Chandelier
     
  5. Cut a length of 22 gauge silver wire and secure the end to the bottom of the cylinder. Continue wrapping wire in a clockwise fashion to form a circle at the bottom. Secure by wrapping end and snip off excess wire.

    Decorative Candle Chandelier
     
  6. Secure an additional piece of wire to bottom and create a criss-cross across the bottom of the cylinder. Wrap ends and cut off excess wire.

    Decorative Candle Chandelier
     
  7. Turn right side up, attach three lengths of chain.Allow to hang while embellishing with coils, additional chain, droplets and the like. Place candle in center and enjoy!

    Decorative Candle Chandelier

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make an Outdoor Candle Chandelier.

 

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