This is the very popular West Elm Capiz Shell Chandelier installed in the bedroom at Vintage Mint.
And an even dreamier version! This one had been on Susan’s wish list for a long time, but it was out of her price range. Then a tutorial popped up in the blogsphere.
A DIY Faux Capiz Shell Chandelier posted on Design Sponge. So Susan and some of her friends got together to make the faux chandelier. A zillion wax paper circles needed to be cut out!
You can find the full tutorial on Susan’s blog here. She started with a thrifted lamp shade, added an extra row of wire and sewed the wax paper circles together on the sewing machine.
Then, her husband installed hooks to the ceiling and hung the capiz chandelier.
Here it is with the light on. Total cost $9.
And this is Amy's faux capiz shell chandelier, one of Susan's friends. She says, "I can’t even get over how fancy it looks. This is one craft that does not look homemade." And I agree!
And another masterpiece here!