Saturday, July 7, 2012

What to do with 14,700 paper clips?


I never really liked our dining room chandelier. I don't remember putting a lot of thought into it's purchase. With that said, it was time for a change. It wasn't in the budget to purchase a new light so I embellished the one we had. I wanted something different...something shiny and elegant...something with a wow factor...all without spending a lot of money...hmmm...
1 paper clip is shiny and inexpensive.
14,700 paper clips are shiny, inexpensive* and elegant. *1 box of 1000 paper clips from Staples $3.86 X 15 boxes = $57.90:)

I'm now liking our dining room chandelier and wowed that it actually turned out better then I imagined (it doesn't always work that way:)

video

5 comments:

M said...

Wow ... where I see a clip for papers you see a 'new' chandelier- impressive. It has a past-future combo look. I'd like to see it in person.

J-N's said...

That's really really cool!!

Handy Man said...

This looks great.I wonder what red or white paper clips would look like, - a mix for Canada Day ?

Aliza Khan said...

THIS IS SO FREAKING COOL!!!!!!!!! CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW DID U MAKE IT??????/ PLEASE A STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL WOULD BE GREAT!!!!!

Karen J said...

Thanks Aliza,
I did a post on making the paper clip chandelier -
http://mosaicworksca.blogspot.ca/2012/07/making-paper-clip-chandelier.html
Enjoy.