New Tips For Making String Pendant Lighting At Home

New Tips For Making String Pendant Lighting At Home

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 7, 2010

Remember awhile back when we talked about making your own pendant lighting from string and fabric stiffner? A little further down the road we came across a few more ideas to improve the project by using hemp and a playground ball, but we've recently come across one that used something better — an exercise ball and a shower curtain rod!

We've been following along in the diy pendant making process over at Made By Girl where Jen has been trying her hand at creating her own fixture. She's brought to our attention several extra steps taken that really made her final result more aesthetically pleasing than other diy versions we've seen in the past (including the few we've made on our own as well!).

For starters, an extra hole was added to allow for the changing of the light bulb without the removal of the shade from the pendant. She also used a large exercise ball as the base, which would have given the project more shape and presence when all was said and done.

The entire lot of string was soaked in wallpaper paste instead of the oh so tedious method of painting on fabric stiffner (which seals almost every open space between threads when everything is dry, not cool). The final result was topped off by using a shower curtain rod to hold the cord straight inside and it gives the overall project that extra sleek feel.

Check out the full project over at Made By Girl.

Thanks Jen!

Image: Made By Girl

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