When I saw View Along the Way's Dodecahedron Pendant Light I fell in love but I also knew that not only did I not have the tools to recreate it but it would be a TON of work.
Then I had the thought, "Is there anything I could use to create a pendant with a similar feel with a lot less work?"
A thought sprang to mind, and here is the result!
It took us about 30 minutes of actual work time to make this fixture!
If you want to make your own here's what you'll need:
- 2, 14" quilt hoops (we bought ours at Jo-ann Fabrics, original price $4.99 each)
- stain or paint
- 3/4" square dowel
- pendant light kit
- 7, 8-32 x 3/4 flat head Hillman knurled screws
- 7, 8-32 hex nuts
- wood glue
- spray paint
Before we began assembling the fixture we gave the hoops and 3/4 dowel a coat of vinegar and steel wool oxidation stain to give them a weathered finish and used oil rubbed bronze spray paint to paint the cement colored part of the pendant fixture.
Next, line up the 3/4 dowel with the hoop connectors (outer piece of hoop) and mark a cut line. Drill a hole down the middle of the dowel. This will be the place that you feed the pendant cord through.
Remove the hoop fasteners and center your 3/4 dowel between the hoop tops. Glue and clamp each hoop to the dowel.
Feed the inner piece of each quilt hoop into the ball overlapping them to make an X shape.
Starting with the bottom, drill through each hoop overlap (there should be 7). Feed the screw through each hoop and fasten with a hex nut.
You could cut down the screws if you want the to end up being flush with the nut but we chose to leave them as is since the piece has an industrial look to it already.
I recommend drilling and fastening in the following order.
Feed the pendant cord through the 3/4 dowel and you're ready to hang it up!
We purchased an antique look filament bulb from Lowes to complete the look.
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