Great chandeliers don’t have to be expensive or fussy. They do however need to have a strong presence in any room. This one is just that. It is a globe pendant with thin strands that spew out from the base and hold small fragments of paper with written words and interesting tidbits. It it simple to create a personal chandelier like this one using vintage paper, polaroids, or even bits of old sheet music. Since I am a fan of quotes, it would be my inclination to collect my favorite sayings, write them down on old or stained paper (this is easy to do using coffee and thick calligraphy paper), then maybe burn the edges. Take the papers, clip them to the end of a thin, flexible strand attached to the base of the fixture. In order to recreate this look, find a chandelier that is a plain hanging ball, like this globe pendant from West Elm. Attach your chosen pieces of paper to any long flexible metal or fiberglass strands (like the ones used for photo displays) either with clips or silver binder clips. In order to keep the flexible strings attached to the pendant, take a metal ring slightly larger that the piece that the globe hangs from, slide it onto the light fixture and bend the rods into that ring. If you are too lazy or can’t find a ring that works, use some silver metallic tape to wrap around the collection of strands, just not duct tape as that would look tacky. Voila, you now have a beautiful centerpiece to your living room, entry way or even bedroom. And not only did you make a chandelier, you created a lamp that is filled with whatever inspires you and lights up your journey through life.