Bicycle Lamp Revisited

November 12th, 2014 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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An interesting angle makes for an exciting shot.
Lights, chains, action!
Finished chandelier.  Aint in dangly?
Details, details
I cut a LOT of chain!
Not so pretty at this stage of the game, but it gets better.  Everythings a work in progress!
This is my first one I did for Christmas. Much easier than the chain, but clearly holiday-oriented.
An interesting angle makes for an exciting shot.

An interesting angle makes for an exciting shot.

Some of you may remember the first time I posted a bicycle wheel lamp a long time ago. I revised this one and reworked it into something that's beautiful all year long. I used a lamp kit to wire the wheel and decided to use chain for the bulk of the lamp. I used a flat oval link that they call plumbing chain, because it has a more contemporary look. Then I just cut it to my desired length and tied it on with clear filiment (fishing line, in this case.) I chose to use a clear crystal bead to add some sparkle and bling. We can all use some extra sparkle in our lives--everyone loves light that reflects off of metal and crystal! This project is not difficult in any way but is time consuming and requires a lot of materials. I used 50 feet of chain and over 100 beads. It was tons of fun to see it develop into this beautiful sparkly chandelier. I've added a picture of the one I made for Christmas last year so you can see the multitude of ways this can be crafted to fit your own personality and style.

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posted in: projects, metal, glass, , bedroom, entry, dining room, bathroom, light fixture, modern, great room, traditional, contemporary, lamp, gold-metallic

Comments (22)

Dizzyest writes: so creative, if only I had some place to hang 1, :( Posted: 9:01 am on December 21st
Heavenly_Treasures writes: GEORGIA,
georgiamoon writes: OMG, I haven't thought of this in a long time! I surely do miss the days when I had the shop. I could do as many projects as I could think up back then. Always on the look out for cool junk and transforming it into useful and beautiful things. I think that I sold everything that I made. I don't have any of those things left. What an experience and an awesome adventure! Maybe someday I will get to do more. Thank you guys for your comments...makes me feel like I am still in the game! Posted: 12:35 pm on November 12th
JunkArchitect writes: I can't believe I didn't see this when it was originally posted. It is just so freaking cool!!!
I really miss the days when you had your vintage/junk store...GeorgiaMoon. I'll bet you do too.


Posted: 10:39 am on November 12th
suziart writes: Toooo fabulous...I love everything with bling! Posted: 10:19 am on November 12th
CottageElements writes: Here's a post Georgia did back on October of 2008. It's a timeless project so we thought we'd share it again! Hope you enjoy it!

Lani Posted: 8:17 am on November 12th
lutrell writes: awesome --beautiful---i love it Posted: 10:49 am on August 3rd
4theloveofJUNK writes: Oh my goodness....Georgia! I lovee the Christmas one!! Maybe I could "deconstruct" my problem light fixture and make a series of graduated sized ones of these! That would be cool!
Tracey Posted: 9:20 am on November 7th
chosmosw writes: AWESOME! I LOVE IT...............CHAR Posted: 3:10 pm on October 24th
DeniseS writes: Oh girl you definitely have the wheels turning(no pun intended) looking at this bicycle wheel lamp. I just need to come up with some kind of awesome vintage wheel. Posted: 1:57 pm on October 24th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Congratulations are way worthy!!
Love this idea!
Kari Posted: 5:29 pm on October 22nd
Chovey writes: Oh, Geo....I LOVE, LOVE this!!! And no, I haven't seen this before????? Or if I have, I have long forgot it. So glad you posted it again. I just found out that my clan is coming in for Thanksgiving but they expect that Mom will have the house all decorated for Christmas!! Sooooooo.....any other junk Christmas ideas out there? I'm definitely doing the bicycle holiday wheel...very cool....ok, more ideas pleeeez.
cynthia Posted: 4:07 pm on October 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Thank you, thank you, thank you. You can't see me, but right now I am taking a bow. Ha Ha. Sue you don't know how proud I am to be affiliated with you, your crew, and my very talented fellow contributors. I have been inspired beyond what I ever imagined and have been so grateful for all the support all of the members of this very special group have given. It truly makes my day to get on the computer and see what is happening with all my friends. This site is AWESOME and I love you all, Georgia
PS I can't wait to see what you guys do with wheels from now on! Please let us all see your creations, the possibilities are endless. It makes me happy to know that I have inspired a new way of looking at this very available object. Thanks again, geo Posted: 1:43 pm on October 22nd
KimberlyMelamed writes:

Go Go,

This is a beautiful project! I just love the sparkle factor mixed with the industrial wheel. It must have taken a long time to create and the results are well worth the effort.

Looking forward to your future contributions!

Enjoy the day!

Kimberly Posted: 10:37 am on October 22nd
junkrat writes: yay! one of my favorite things EVER has a brand new look! it looks WONDERFUL!

rattyGEO Posted: 2:47 am on October 22nd
CottageElements writes: Kutos Georgia on your contributor status! You do awesome work and this chandelier is absolutely beautiful. Love the chains you used. I think it looks industrial chic! Again, congrats. Looking forward to many more creative ideas from you.

Lani Posted: 5:57 pm on October 21st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Congratulations on becoming a contributor of this site! I always enjoy reading your posts and am looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

I too adore your holiday bicycle lamp!

Candy Posted: 2:26 pm on October 21st
roadtriplouise writes: Your hanging light is amazing. You have a very creative mind!!! I love the christmas one. Now my mind is turning, do I have a wheel somewhere?
Ann Posted: 2:21 pm on October 21st
MimiToria writes: Congratulations Georgia on your contributor status. I love this idea. I bought the cutest small vintage wheel at the Junk Bonanza not knowing what I wanted to do with it, but now I know. I will add bling and put it over my work area as well. Thanks for the inspiration. I could even dangle keys and other cool elements that represent my love of jewelry design as well as junk redesign. Awesome!!!
Love the holiday one!
Thanks for sharing with us, oh, you talented one.
Gretchen Posted: 2:10 pm on October 21st
shabbychick writes: Georgia - a great big Buckeye welcome to our newest contributor! I love your posts and your creativity is amazing!

Your chandelier is awesome - glitz and metal are a perfect combination, aren't they?? Very inspiring!!!! :)

Congrats! Kathy

P.S. Going in search of a bicycle wheel now............. :) Posted: 1:22 pm on October 21st
junkinhart writes: Congrats Georgia on your new rank!! I've just been waiting for the formal welcome from Sue!! LOL!! Very well deserved, I love looking at your posts -- it helps the brain work!

These chandy's are just SO WONDERFUL! I am so going to make one for my craft room, right above my inspiration desk!! I think a Christmas one too! Is that a PINK tree?!?!? How cute is that???? A junk filled pink tree would make a great Breast Cancer Awareness project!!

So glad you're here,

Cindy Posted: 12:31 pm on October 21st
suewhitney writes: Hello Again, Last, but certainly not least please welcome Georgia Terrell of Georgia Moon to the ranks of JM contributors. Georgia is here to share her talent for junk transformation along with her colorful personality and sense of humor. There's never a dull moment when Georgia's around! Welcome, Georgia! We're glad you're here. Be well, Sue Posted: 12:03 pm on October 21st
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