Building chandeliers


I have been learning a new craft recently: manufacturing lighting. Little did I know that so much labor went into the building of a chandelier. It is intricate work, and the skilled artists that I have been working with have patiently instructed me on how to do it. Each crystal has to be tied by hand utilizing brass wire that the builder must bend and shape meticulously. The crystals have to hang a specific way, and have a virtually identical wrap ( for example: the loop must have 2 circular wraps below it.) We use a special pair of pliers to create the loop, and they assist in pulling the wire tightly as you wrap.

crystal

Here are a couple of examples that I made last week. The one on the bottom took me 8 hours to complete with the guidance of a 10 year veteran named Reinna.

chandelier 1 chandelier 2

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