The more pretentious and modern the chandelier looks, the more expensive it is. Designer lighting fixtures cost tens and hundreds of times more than the actual cost of the material used to make them. Therefore, if you have free time and desire, then you can make a chandelier no worse than a purchased one for a penny.
- PVC pipes 100 mm, 60 mm, 19 mm or PP 110 and 50 mm, 20 mm;
- transparent matte plastic sheet;
- led strip – http://alii.pub/66vxiq
- Super glue;
- LED driver – http://alii.pub/66vxko
- spray paint.
Chandelier making process
Cut a 38 mm wide ring from a large pipe for the base of the chandelier. After that, cut 12 rings 28 mm wide from a 60 mm tube. It is important that the cuts are even.
Plugs for 12 rings are cut out of plastic sheet.
The latter can be done simply by warming up and aligning an unnecessary section of a large pipe. You also need to cut out a plug for a large ring, and another round plate with a diameter of 125 mm.
To make rays from a thin tube, we cut 6 blanks of 290 mm and 6 of 150 mm. It is important that they are even without bends.
Now you need to make a markup for the mounting holes of the rays. For this, a template is prepared from a strip of paper. Marks are applied to it with alternating steps of 9 mm and 20 mm.
We glue the strip onto a large ring, then draw a circle on it 5 mm from the edge. Draw circles according to the marks, applying a short piece of 19 mm tube. Also on it you need to circle one circle on small rings.
It is necessary to make holes for the rays along the drawn circles. The most convenient way is to use a drill.
We glue a 125 mm disc on the large ring. On small ones, we glue matte plastic, which will serve as a diffuser.
Now you need to glue the rays, alternating along their length. It is important that the diffusers are on the side of the glued-in cover on the central base of the chandelier.
Next, we take the LED strip and cut it into pieces. Wires are soldered to them. Then the tapes are glued to the plugs.
The wires are passed through the beams into the center of the chandelier. You don’t have to glue the plugs, but just put them in if they fit tightly. This will make the chandelier more maintainable. The bundles of wires in the center are twisted and led out through the plug.
After that, the chandelier can be painted.
In order for the paint to hold better, it is worth making the plastic matte by walking a little over it with a fine sandpaper. To connect the chandelier, you will need a small LED driver.
It will easily hide in a case with a bundle of wires.