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DIY Wood Bead Chandelier and 16 Beaded Chandelier Tutorials!

I made a new wood bead chandelier.

I might have a DIY chandelier obesession.

I ordered a box of 1,000 wood beads for this project. And I am so excited to show you the tutorial. I just need to take some pictures and write it up.

(UPDATE: Click here to see the tutorial)

 (here it is at my Cookie Exchange last month)

In the meantime, here are 16 DIY Wood Bead Chandeliers for inspiration! This is a great way to take an inexpensive, or thrifted chandelier and DIY into something fabulous for your home! (my newest chandelier was based on a $2,000 chandelier, and I made it for under $200 – yay)


Beaded Chandelier Tutorial @ My Simple Obsession

Gold Beaded Chandelier @ Keeping Up With The Manns

Beachy DIY Chandelier @ Design Indulgences

Hanging Planter to DIY Beaded Light @ Gus and Lula

DIY Wood Chandelier @ Kikis List

Natural Wood Bead Chandelier @ Sixth Street Design School

Colorful Beaded Chandelier @ Makely School for Girls

Dollar Store Chandelier DIY @ Dollar Store Crafts

Here’s the Wood Bead Chandelier I made for my guest room

Beaded Chandelier DIY @ Sawdust and Paper Scraps

Painted Bead Chandelier @ Padgett Hoke

Hot Pink Beaded Chandelier @ Brassy Apple

Embellished Beaded Chandelier @ The Inspired Room

Spray Paint and add beads to an existing Chandelier @ Tatertots & Jello

Party Bead Chandelier @ The Hunted Interior

Wood Bead Chandelier DIY @ My 3 Monsters

Have you ever changed up a light fixture? 

Leave a link to your project – I’d love to see it!!

Have a Wonderful Day! 


PS — It’s Friday!!

Time for The Weekend Wrap Up Party!!

Come over and share YOUR ideas.

The party starts at 6 pm MST.


  1. very creative work of art, I just hope they are used of material that won’t burn so easily LOL

  2. Anne Boyd says:

    I’d love to re-create your black chandelier with natural round/ball beads, or your grey chandelier with natural beads (photo with yellow/white floral fabric background). I have a similar metal chandelier over my dining room table that I’ve painted white to pop from dark chocolate brown walls. Would you be so kind as to provide the size beads you used, as well as the spacers used in those two projects? You’re so creative :-)

  3. I had never even SEEN beaded chandeliers and now I’m OBSESSED thanks to you! Too bad we live with my dad. Someday I will have a home and it will be covered in beaded chandeliers. Although by then they’ll be super tacky……oh well, I’m doing it anyway! 😉

  4. Wow, these are all home-made? I love the blue one @ Gus and Lula – funky ceiling pattern too!

  5. Love the tutorial. Where did you get your wooden beads?

  6. Hey Jen, great inspiration roundup! Did you post your DIY dining bead chandelier yet?

  7. Thanks for the ideas, I love these looks. I have been obsessed with the idea of making fandeliers because every room in my house has fans. I bought 2 beautiful girly chandeliers for fans for my daughters rooms and they were so expensive. Redoing my living room now and I think I will try this.

  8. Alson@soiledrotten says:

    Loving this blog. Been looking for beads to make one, but haven’t found ones that are long and pretty enough. Can’t wait for this project!

  9. Stupid comment wouldn’t post. Anyway! I was saying that I wouldn’t have the patience…I would sit and mess with it a thousand times and never be satisfied! But I love it!

    • Haha!! I love you Mimi. It really wasn’t that tedious of a project.

      I hope things are going good for you in 2013!!


  10. Fantastic! I’m dying to do this, and you all have been the best inspiration! GREAT JOB LADIES!!!

  11. I want one of these so bad! I just don’t know if I have the patience to make one…now I want one even more after seeing all these cuties!

  12. so so neat! taking something just so-so and turning it into something like this is so much more fun! I’ve done two light re-do’s :) I loved how they turned out … having funky light fixtures is awesome!

  13. OMgoodness!!! These are ALL beyond amazing!!! I love them and I do believe your Obsession just might be contagious!!! LOL!! :) Also thank you for the update on Stacie, I left a reply on that post :)

  14. I think yours is the prettiest : ) Do you have a tutorial for how to make yours? Where did you get the chandelier base structure from? Thanks!

  15. Thanks so much for the feature! I really hope everyone loves it as much as I do! :)

  16. Wow what stunning chandeliers! I’m going to check out more on these and maybe change mine up with some beads!

  17. Thanks for the inspiration.Maybe I’ll try to make ma own chandelier. If only I could find a place in my apartment. Great blog!

  18. Thanks for the inspiration. Maybe I’ll try to make my own chandelier. If only I could find a place for it in my apartment.

  19. Melissa Padgett says:

    Just went to the thrift store and noticed red wooden bead garland in the Christmas section….75% off. So I got 8 strands for .50 each! (only got them because I read this post this morning!) Surely I can try this :) Thanks for all the fabulous ideas…love your blog!

    • Hi Melissa!!

      So fun! I love the idea of using Christmas beads. Will you send me a picture of your chandelier when it’s done. I would love to see it!


  20. Are you kidding me!! These are gorgeous!!

  21. Kelly Mann says:

    Thanks for including me! Cute blog, by the way! Have a great weekend!

  22. All of these chandeliers are amazing and fabulous! What wonderful inspiration to try one of my own….my dining room chandelier could definitely use (more) then a little love! Thanks so much for sharing all of these tempting ideas.


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