I feel like I’ve eaten a piece of bad elk and the infection has reached my soul.
Life has not been so good lately. You know those times when you feel like you have made a huge mistake in disturbing the way things were and then wondering how to sort it: that’s how I have been feeling. And I have also come to conclude that once you leave an organization, its for the best. Considering it again will only remind you of the reasons you left it for! In addition, a friend very close to my heart broke my very heart into a million pieces with words that has already scarred me for life. Have you ever heard that Amy Winehouse song wherein she sings, “my tears dry on my own”? That is exactly how I felt when those words pierced like thousand poisoned arrows. I can assure you that one side of my heart will be forever blue, forever withered, forever bruised. As you can see, I needed some air and some light in my life 🙂
So, yesterday I cut some bottles off and made a rustic wine bottle chandelier for myself. The idea came from a friend who thought it would look really nice and I think the idea really worked. It is indeed a very cheerful light! Rohan thinks its too bright and probably needs lower bulbs but for now its going straight inside my heart and giving me a tight hug with all its warm fuzziness.
It’s funny how these things make me feel so good. I wish someone paid me for doing this: believe me that’d be my dream job. If only I was paid to create something like this, I wouldn’t have asked for anything else. Maybe I should beg at the outlets of Anthropologie and somehow find out a way to get noticed and hit a jackpot. Hahaha…I mean how else! Or take a big leap of faith and start my own venture. Something needs to be done. But for now, here’s the tutorial to your disposal.
DIY Rustic Wine Bottle Chandelier Tutorial
Cut the base of your wine bottle. You can either buy a cutter or cut it with a string like I have.
Sand the base.
Attach holders to wires. It’s fairly simple.
Attach wire to holders and pull it through the wine bottles. (Pic 1)
Tie the wires with a tape. Tie 6 wires into bunch of two for fixing to the mains. (pic 3)
attach it to the mains. I called in my electrician to do this for me.
Light up your world and forgive. All’s been written up there.