Aluminum Chandelier

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Hi all, I finally finished a chandelier I have been working on for a long time. It's 48" in Diameter and about 40" tall and is fabricated out of Aluminum tubing and sheet with the leaves created using Fold Forming and a custom made chain. Every single piece was custom made. It has dimming incandescent lights and blue LED lights on two different switches so you can vary the look. It was a huge learning experience figuring out how to create a light that looked great, could function as it was supposed to, and could be maintained/repaired without using a plasma torch, in fact, many pieces were made at least two times as i foresaw hurdles in replacing lights, wiring, etc. I can't wait to do another one, especially since I've muscled out most of the pitfalls.

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 With just the LEDs on.  This photo was during the construction phaseAluminum Chandelier 4: With just the LEDs on. This photo was during the construction phase
Jake Balcom
Mettle Design
Lincoln, NE

Rich Waugh's picture

Really truly outstanding,

Really truly outstanding, Jake!

I love the dual lighting modes and the way you did shapes. It all works together beautifully. I'll be you had a real ball doing the make-up wiring in the cone, eh? (grin)

Excellent piece!


eligius1427's picture

Thanks Rich. Ya, towards

Thanks Rich. Ya, towards the end the wiring in the hub got a little crowded. One thing I would change for sure in the future is the use of a circuit board or bus bar to make the wiring a little easier and cleaner.


Jake Balcom
Mettle Design
Lincoln, NE

visitor's picture

Awesome !

Brilliant (literally!) I'd love to see this in the flesh...
(Iron)Will Jones

eligius1427's picture

Thanks Will! Jake Jake

Thanks Will!


Jake Balcom
Mettle Design
Lincoln, NE

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Jamie Santellano's picture

Beautiful!!! I really like

Beautiful!!! I really like the arrangement :-)
Jamie Santellano

Frank Castiglione's picture

Well Done

Hi Jake,
It's been a while since I've spoke up, but your chandelier took my breath away.
The size is perfect for it's setting, big enough to be part of the room, but it doen't take over.
The lights radiate outward and fill space organically (like a plant evenly spacing its components).
The light hoods have a pleasant shape that extends the stems curves.This reminds me of the effect black smiths achieve and is so beautiful.
The texture displaces the light and gives the eye more to enjoy at a closer look.
Well done,Jake