8.02.2011

{create} capiz shell pendant (chandelier)

Have you guys heard about the Pinterest Challenge that Sherry from Young House Love and Katie from Bower Power are hosting today? 


I've been so excited for this party. You see, these ladies had the brilliant idea to challenge people to actually MAKE one of the many projects they've tagged in their Pinterest account. I, for one, have sooooo many projects in my *to make* file, that I didn't even know where to begin (are you following me on Pinterest? I'm here!) But this weekend I settled on a capiz pendant.

A little history: Chris and I have eyed the gorgeous capiz shell pendant at West Elm more times than I can count. Because, it's gorgeous, no?


So, when I saw a knock off one day on Pinterest, of course I repinned it. The knock off, friends, came from the Freshly Picked blog, and she constructed a capiz shell chandelier solely out of wax paper, thread and a lamp shade. Oh. YES. And friends when those three materials come together, gorgeousness such as this ensues:


And, a close up:

It's current home is in our eating area/nook:
 

I love that it adds a touch of glamour to the space. Especially next to the rustic farm table. The juxtaposition is awesome.

Previously, there was ceiling fan in the space. Chris was crazy ambitious yesterday and got the fan down before pictures, but trust me when I say, there was nothing to look like. In fact, here's a before:


It doesn't even matter that the fan isn't in the photo, because you couldn't see it when you were looking at the nook. The door way to the nook completely hid the fan from view. Not bad. Just boring. 

Now, from the kitchen, and even the living room, you can clearly see the light in all it's glory.


I'll be posting a tutorial next time. It's not hard, just a little involved, and I want to make sure I get all the steps down correctly for you. 

Updated 8/4/11: I've written a tutorial for creating your own capiz shell pendant (chandelier), and you can find it here.

In the meantime, head over to Young House Love, Bower Power, and Making A House A Home to check out all the other awesome Pinterest projects! And start pinning for your own inspiration boards :).

40 comments:

  1. Oh my, I love this!! Awesome job!! I need to make myself one asap:) Looking forward to the tutorial!

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  2. Great job! I think it's beautiful and I can't wait for the tutorial!

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  3. Wow.. great job!

    I have been drooling over one from PB. A little too expensive for my budget though. This is an amazing knock off!

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  4. Oh it's BEAUTIFUL, I want one!

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  5. I saw your thumbnail on YHL and was intrigued. The fixture looks absolutely amazing. Seriously. So good! I am going to keep an eye out for the tutorial...

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  6. I saw your thumbnail on YHL too -- this is AMAZING!! I can't wait to try it!

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  7. How Beautiful! You guys did a great job. =)

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  8. Wow! I wouldn't have known it was waxed paper! Looks amazing! My wheels are turning now...

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  9. Very nice! I love capiz chandeliers and this is a great way to get a similar look without spending tons of money!

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  10. Wow. How creative. It looks great.

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  11. Beautiful Job, so inspiring!

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  12. You go girl, this rocks!!!
    Cathy

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  13. That is stunning! I've been wanting a capiz chandy for years - what a great project!

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  14. That looks great Jenn!! You are always working so hard on your house... I love it! Your dining room is so cozy and fun with that chandelier! :)

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  15. I've been dreaming of taking this one on for so long! Yours turned out amazing.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait for the tutorial.

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  17. That homemade pendant looks great. I wouldn't even have known it wasn't the original West Elm one if you hadn't told us. ;-) And you're right, it adds a great touch to your eating nook. So cozy, by the way.

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  18. That turned out great! I'm definitely "pinning" this for our next house... or maybe in loo of a mobile for baby #2. ;)
    Stopping by from YHL's Pinterest Challenge Link Party.
    -Heather

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  19. Wow! This is one of my favorite things youve done!
    xoxo
    Cat
    @BudgetBlonde

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  20. Wow, this looks AMAZING! You did such a great job on this!

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  21. Good for you. I've been thinking about taking this challenge on too. Yours looks great!

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  22. oooh! it looks so good! i love it so much. go you + your circle cutting craftiness.

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  23. love it! looks great. i need a new fixture for my dining room - this is in the running! do you get a lot of light off of this though?

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  24. This truly is spectacular! Great job on the challenge. This is one I can't wait to tackle down the road :-)

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  25. Beautiful! I just pinned this for the next challenge.

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  26. ok, i love this. and wax paper?!?! seriously! this would look great in our stairway...hummm...

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  27. Beautiful! Excellent job mixing the two different styles. It's perfect in your space!

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  28. It's beautiful - and adds a romantic, whimsical vibe to your dining space. And if you like stripes...add them to your cute bungalow. Mine make me so happy!

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  29. That. Is. GORGEOUS. And just perfect for that space!

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  30. LOVE this!! It looks perfect in you little nook. Great job!

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  31. Wow! I like it even better than the inspiration. Must pin this while I decide which room in my house needs one :)

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  32. This is by far the best DIY capiz pendant I have personally seen. Amazing! I am feeling so inspired!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  33. sewing wax paper?! I think I may steal this idea for a wedding craft with the menus. LOVE.

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  34. This looks AMAZING! Wonderful job!

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  35. That looks great! I am a little behind on blog posts but have been loving all the great things you've been sharing and doing lately :) Now that we are settled, I really need to get my craft on!

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