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?
[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!

Pop over to and support me in Creating with the Stars!
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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  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

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

  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:

  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.

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

  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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