Originally created by Jean Pelle in 2009, the bubble chandelier has become one of the hottest design ideas when considering a type of chandelier for your interior design project. These light and airy, yet whimsical and fun bubble chandeliers are sure to be the center of attraction in any room.
Although you can purchase a ready made bubble chandelier, the real fun is in making the bubble chandelier as a DIY project. You’ll save a ton of money and have a lot of fun in the process. Children 12 and older can participate in this project when supervised by an experienced adult.
I’ll start by reviewing the major components needed to build the Jean Pelle DIY bubble chandelier. The glass globes commonly used are CB2 bubble clear balls. You’ll want to purchase twelve of the 4″ bubble clear balls. If you want to add some flair to your DIY bubble chandelier, then feel free to replace a few of the 4″ bubble clear balls with the 6″ bubble clear balls. The 4″ bubble balls also come in blue for some added pizazz.
The next component you’ll need are clear globe light bulbs. The preferred clear globe light bulb for this project is the G E Lighting 12980 40-Watt 3-inch Clear Globe Light Bulb. You’ll need three bulbs to complete your DIY bubble chandelier project.
The last major components of the Jean Pelle DIY bubble chandelier are light sockets with cords. You’ll need three sockets to go with your three clear globe light bulbs. Most light socket cord kits come in white or black. Any quality socket with cord will do. Don’t worry about purchasing an expensive high quality light socket with cord, as you will be cutting away most of the cord. You’ll only need the socket and about two feet of lead cord. The 12′ hanging lantern cord pictured below happens to have an on/off switch, but is comparable in price to light socket cords without switches. The reason I chose this cord is because the socket is aesthetically pleasing. Be sure to save any remaining cord for future projects!
That completes the list of all major components needed. You will still need some additional minor components to complete the project. Below is a picture of the original article with step-by-step assembly instructions and a detailed parts list. Good luck and enjoy your DIY Bubble Chandelier project!
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