Dunkley Low Voltage Chandelier

A client approached my art glass friends with a request for a light fixture with glass similar to one we had collaborated on last year (see black locust and glass fixture). They wanted a chandelier to hang from their 10' ceiling in the dinning room, over a round glass table. We used the same wire wrapped glass and hanging techniques as in the first fixture but changed from wood to copper for the body. I had two folded up lengths of scrap roofing copper in the shop. I flattened it back out and cut it down to make the two drums. Then I added the hammered texture and used a flame to bring out the red, blue, and green colors.

The canopy holds a 500w low voltage transformer. The wood is cherry. It's 10 1/2" round and 6 1/2 " deep.

The pole is 1"dia. copper x 16 1/2" long. It also has the flame colors. There are custom fittings at each end that make the installation pretty easy.

The large drum is 19" in dia. X 11" tall. It has a hem top and bottom and where the two ends overlap. I elected to use small button head screws to secure the seam. There is a painted, spun, aluminum disc inside the drum that mounts on a round copper frame. 7 custom copper socket holders with 50w halogen bulbs attach to the disc. The total output is 350, dimmable, low voltage watts.

The glass was designed and created by Mesolini Glass Studio. There are 20 colored pieces of fused art glass hanging below the drum. I hand wrapped them with blackened wire and hung them from holes drilled in the dome above. They are on swivels so they can turn.

From the ceiling to the bottom of the glass is a little over 60".

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