ARCHITECTURE_Lasercut Chandelier

DSC_0751 I've been dying to share about this project ever since I finished it in the fall, but had to wait until I hung it up and it could be properly displayed. I made this chandelier last quarter for an annual furniture competition at my school that is held for architecture students. I created the fixture out of plumbing pipe, and then laser cut the "crystals" out of plexiglass. I chose to keep these materials in their raw form because I wanted to create something beautiful that had an honest materiality and was made out of unexpected items. The choice to make my own crystals was also due to the fact that chandelier crystals are very expensive, and I wanted to create a dialogue about digital fabrication.

By the way, these crystals may be familiar if you've seen this necklace I made and wore in this outfit post.

Below I've included the poster that was displayed next to my piece at the show, and talks a little more about the concept of the project!

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Next I've included some process photos. I cut and assembled the pipe frame in my school's wood shop, and spent two days in my studio using jewelry jump rings to hook all of the pieces together--there were over 1,000 individual crystals!

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And finally, here are the photos of the finished product hanging up in my home! I'm so excited to have it displayed and want to create a little seating area underneath it.

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Thanks so much for reading! I will be posting another lighting fixture project made out of plumbing pipe that is a little simpler if you want to make one yourself, so stay tuned for that. Until then, keep up with all my projects on Instagram @punkrockparti.

If you're interested in a custom chandelier, please contact me by email at ppoppe@cox.net

DIY_Monogram Decoration

Today i'm sharing with you my Thanksgiving DIY project. Being home for the holiday, I wanted to create something festive. With items from Michael's, I created this monogram decoration that reminds me of something you might find at Anthropologie!

You will need:

a letter of your choice made of wood or cardboard a sprig of fake plants, i chose this mixture of green and red that was brushed with bronze paint a matching ribbon scissors a hot glue gun and glue sticks

Snip off individual leaves from your faux branch.

Begin attaching the leaves to the letter with the hot glue. Start on the inside curve and work your way outwards.

Continue gluing each leaf onto the letter. I completed the curved area first and then worked my way down the vertical portion.

After covering the entire letter, attach a ribbon to the back with the glue.

and here's my finished product! enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!