Make Orb Pendant Lamps from an Unusual Source

Make Orb Pendant Lamps from an Unusual Source

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 26, 2011

There are a million different ideas for orb or spherical pendant lights these days. The idea for assembly is generally the same for many of them, so it takes a lot for us to be wowed anymore. Some might say we're jaded, we just like to think of it as high standards. So when we came across this handmade bamboo orb we were a little ho hum until we realized where the bamboo came from. It's shocking and so smart, you just have to see!

We stopped in over at Crafty Nest and ran across this idea for a pendant light. It's patterned after the simple shapes of the many wrought iron orbs you've seen lately in retail stores. Since that's not the easiest material to work with, this project turned to thin strips of bamboo instead.

Where do you get thin strips of bamboo? Oh we're SO glad you asked! Have you ever walked by a thrift store shelf to see a rolled up bamboo blind? Or seen one on sale at a local retailer and thought about making a lamp out of it? Nah, us either. But that's exactly what was used here. The strings were cut and you're left with flexible bamboo strips to craft to your heart's desire with. Cool right?

Check out the full project over at Crafty Nest.

Image: Crafty Nest

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