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Seriously.. AMAZING .. who would of known

For those of you that know me, you know I love the DIY Wedding blog .. You never know what you are going to find. For instance, they recently had a post form contributor, Jefferey Rudell. He created these amazing paper chandeliers; they will be in the  holiday windows of Tiffany & Company. It's on view until December 25 at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City. 

The finished piece prior to its installation in the holiday windows of Tiffany & Company. Its on view until December 25 at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City.   
So how did he do it?? well he has more patience than me that is for sure....  Check out a short version of the post below.. and click here to see the original post on DIY.. I am in awe at what he was able to create with paper...  WOW...

These are my templates for the two structural components of my chandelier. I cut 12 of each shape and then paired them up: two stemmed arms attached to each other with paper struts, alternating with two stemless arms attached to each other with paper struts.


The first 12 stemless components. Hand-cutting these items took longer than expected but, given the budget, die-cutting was not a viable option.


These components formed the underlying structure of my project. I cut 12 of these profiles and glued them together in pairs.


A detail of the assembly as it began to come together. The two scroll pieces are separated by a small paper strut. The armless pieces, folded in half and attached one to another, form the fluted shape between each of the six arms.


Each candle consisted of three flame shapes and three "candle" shapes glued together to make a 3-D object. A small tab at the bottom of each flame allowed it to be sandwiched between the pieces of the "candle" during gluing.


For the candle shoes, I affixed a small ringlet of paper to a white paper disk using hot glue. Once the glue was dry, each candle was then slid into the candle shoe.


For the crystal garlands that hang between each arm of the chandelier and for the three strands of crystals that hang from each of the six upper candle shoes, I cut disks in two sizes: 1 inch and 5/8 inch. As with the candles, each shape consists of three pieces glued together to form a 3-D object.


White dental floss proved an ideal material to glue my crystals to. As is visible here, each crystal is made of two white disks and one silver metallic disk. The resulting crystals have just a hint of glimmer to them, further enhancing the notion that they are reflective baubles.


A detail of a candle shoe with three strands of crystals attached, mounted on the scroll base.


Because the candles were not glued into the candle shoes, I was able to move and position each candle to point straight up.


For the crystal garlands that hung between the arms of the lower rung of candles, I alternated large circles with small circles. This gave a little visual heft to the lower portion of the chandelier and added a slightly whimsical sense to the piece.


A large bauble, made of ten 3-inch disks, made a beautiful pendant ornament for the bottom of my piece.


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