(Closed) Paper chandelier prototype – i’d love your feeback

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

That is super impressive!  I can’t believe you did that yourself.  I’m sure you will correct the other issues you mentioned.  They will look great in the trees.  What a great touch!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

What paper are you using to build it? Also, i think you might need some more layers, but you have a fantastic start!

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Omg! It’s amazing that you did that yourself! How long did it take you?

I can see it would work with metallic paper as well. The glossiness would gives a really cool reflection of the lights or candles that you have all over the reception area.

 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You MADE that?! Would you consider posting a tutorial for us? I am so incredibly impressed!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Good call. πŸ™‚

I have a lot of experience with paper sculpture and doing large-scale origami installations, so I know how frustrating this is! (As well as countless hours cutting chipboard for my arch. models).  Not everything works the same everytime, that is, across projects, so you might have to experiment some. I think that you would have the best luck with bristol board. Plate smooth or vellum– both would work. I’d guess 2-ply, just so it’s not so thick. (Plate smooth if you wanted it slick smooth, and vellum if you wanted some texture… which might help for gluing).

Here’s a very good bristol, but it’s expensive.

http://www.dickblick.com/products/strathmore-500-series-bristol-board/

Strathmore also has lower series numbered (300,400,etc) of bristol that you could also use.

I tend to prefer Canson over Strathmore, so here’s the canson version

http://www.bindersart.com/store/product/1700/Canson-Pro-Bristol-19×24-VL/

 

You might be able to get away with using cardstock. Sorry for blah blahing. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Yeah, I realised the cost thing after I posted that. Bristol just builds and cuts like a dream. πŸ™‚

 

I’d go to an art store (stay away from michaels! it’s so much more expensive, but not good as good quality…) and ask for inexpensive heavy-weight (or 2ply) cardstock. I’m sure they’ll have something good and less expensive than dear bristol.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow! I applaud you! I woud NOT have the patience to do that!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

you made that!!! wow!!!! some people are amazingly crafty!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Wow! So many crafty bees in the hive. That is an awesome chandelier!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

Way awesome!!!  It has a really cool baroque quality!  Love the garland hanging down too.  Just a random thought,  I think I really like it without the candles. Still looks awesome and might save you some time.  Either way, I am floored that this is copy paper.  Great job! πŸ˜€

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