Friday, May 7, 2010

Succulent Chandelier

Yes, that's right. A while back we had this crazy idea, and were then crazy enough to do it... The photos pretty much tell the story. We had a custom chandelier armature built so that we could wire it up later. Without wiring, one might be able to use an existing chandelier as well.
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A soil and moss substrate is wired in place with a mesh casing.
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Succulent buds and mood moss are carefully affixed with either wire or, our secret weapon, hot melt glue!
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With a little time and care, the buds establish root systems and the whole system holds together rather nicely!
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Photo courtesy of Vanessa Stump.

12 comments:

MAYBELLINE said...

Completely cool!

Antique ART Garden said...

What work ! Wonderful , really cool, Gina

KatePresents said...

I love it! What a wonderfully whimsical piece!

Janna K said...

I saw this when it was newly planted last year- it looks really good now. Love the string of pearls!

Anonymous said...

looks lovely!!

great idea!!

Kathy said...

I am going to try this over the weekend. Terrific blog. Found you via Rajee Sood. Following now...K

bench said...

love it love it love it. That must have taken days

Havisham Patrizzi said...

You have inspired me with this. Thank you.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I was getting ready to throw out an old chandelier but this has made me think twice

Laura said...

That's incredible! I love the look!

meemsnyc said...

Oh wow! That is just gorgeous!!

Rajyalakshmi K said...

Hi! I have been looking to make something exactly like this! How did you make the mesh casing of soil and moss? Any step-by-step directions for making this would be incredibly helpful. Thank you!