Saturday, March 1, 2014

DIY Geometric Moravian Star Pendant Light! (Oof. That's a mouth-full.)

What happens if you combine spray paint, a butt-load of straws, and a Katherine?
This.
[Oh yeah. Add brass fasteners, 16 gauge wire, 24 gauge wire, cotton thread, hot glue, a pendant light, and about 8 hours of my life to that list. See more in the tutorial post!]

DIY Moravian Star Light~!
I've been loving the geometric trend lately, but had yet to indulge in it till this project.


For years I have been totally in love with these Moravian/Moroccan Star Light Fixtures.

Recognize these geometric beauties?

I used to see them everywhere, in all my favorite spaces. I guess I've always wanted to be a bohemian hippie. [Have I ever mentioned that my goal in life is to build and live in a geodesic dome for a summer? Yup.]

Side note: If you're thinking of doing this yourself, use a low/no heat emitting bulb. Go LED!


First draft experiment. Eeek.
Tutorial now available here!

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I have so many amazing ideas racing around in my mind for this competition. Let the games begin![Even if I don't make it in, I'll be playing along anyways! Visit PrettyLittleLadyDesign throughout the contest to see tons of fun projects!]

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8 comments:

  1. Love this light! I can't believe what you made it out of! I saw your link on creating with the stars when I was linking up my own project....Best of luck making it into the competition!

    Jamie @ Anderson and Grant

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  2. This is great! Just saw your linkup at CWTS...good luck!

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  3. This is awesome! Can't wait to see the tutorial!

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    1. Thanks so much! And, you're in luck! Just finished up the tutorial post. Check it out here:
      http://prettylittleladydesign.blogspot.com/2014/03/geometric-moravian-star-light-tutorial.html

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  5. Wire/thread inside the straws, what a clever way to connect it all together! First saw the project and just assumed you had a background in welding or something :P
    Good luck with the rest of the competition.

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  6. That looks amazing! Hope you post some more cool projects soon!

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  7. straws?! that is AMAZING! saw your feature on work it weds, and had to come tell you how much this fixture rocks!

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