DIY Your Own Ostrich Egg Pendant Lights

DIY Your Own Ostrich Egg Pendant Lights

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Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 13, 2010

One of our favorite ways to deck out a small space is with grouped pendant lighting. Normally overhead lighting isn't our favorite and we prefer the warm glow of a few lamps, but with space at a premium, not having one on your nightstand or side table can be a huge benefit, especially when your alternative is a sweet DIY from Ostrich Eggs (after making one hell of an omelette).

These Ostrich Egg Pendant lights were installed to help showcase the tooth side table from artist Matt Austin. He's one to keep an eye on for sure and you can read more about him over at Readymade, along with a set of instructions for making a set of lighting like the ones pictured above.

It's really as simple as cutting a hole, running the cable and securing it all together, though we highly suggest cutting a smaller hole first to remove the egg (the directions don't include this, but we thought we might, or else the yolk will be on you... um... literally) before starting. We also suggest placing your eggs on a non-slip mat while working to help reduce the chances of them flying off the table.

If your local grocer doesn't carry Ostrich eggs, try contacting local farms for ostrich or emu and see if you can wrangle up a few for yourself! Good luck!

(via: Readymade)
(Image: Bryan McCay)

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