This kitchen chandelier was installed this past week. It is 24″ x 32″ x 17″, mild steel, with a Gilders Paste black finish, with bronze highlights. All the oak leaves were hand cut, filed, veined, and formed. The acorns were made with a top and bottom die, filed, and formed.
The candle cups and bobeches were hand cut, filed and shaped through the French Repoussé process. The bundles of leaves and acorns were initially gas welded together, then forge welded. Final filing to fit the radius of the pipe, and then brazed onto the pipe.
Hanging this chandelier was a trick, as the log it hangs from is irregular…as logs are. The chain is also hand-made, so there was slight variations in the length. Careful measuring, and some tweaking of the mounting hooks leveled things out.
This chandelier was made with the help of one of our interns from 2012, Mackenzie Martin, a graduate from the “American College of the Building Arts” in Charleston, SC. Thank you, Mackenzie for your help.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork.”…Psalm 19.