Sean Bolinger from Christian Faith Center in Federal Way, WA brings us this awesome use of chandeliers. (originally posted May 2013)
This design was for their “Celebrate” Womens Conference.
They wanted to create something very classy so they went with some different types of chandeliers. They made one giant one, 4 small ones, and two spirals. They were all made with plumbers pipe, i-hooks, and cheap crystal acrylic.
How they did it:
- 9ft wide and 8ft tall
- 5 rings- 1. 9ft diameter 2. 7.5ft diameter 3. 6ft diameter 4. 4.5ft diameter 5. 3ft diameter
- They used plumbers pipe – which is like PVC pipe only it comes in 100ft spools so it has a natural curve and can bend it easily unlike PVC.
- Then they drilled holes every 2 inches in each ring and screwed in an i-hook in each hole.
- Then they did 3 different lengths of acrylic on each ring with the longest pieces on the center ring and the shortest pieces on the outer ring. Because of that there were 15 different lengths of acrylic which gave a cool random look.
- Then they lit it from the sides with 4 Revolutions (Glorified moving source4’s that have built in color scrollers and gobos)
4 Small Chandeliers
- 3ft wide and 4ft tall
- They did the exact same process on these only instead of doing different lengths of acrylic on each ring, each ring was the same length all the way around.
- They lit them from the top with an LED Par each.
- These were 25ft tall and about 4ft wide (it varied at different spots)
- They took a 100ft spool of plumbers pipe and cut it in half, then they drilled holes every 2 inches and screwed in i-hooks.
- They hung one end in their catwalks and let the other end down to the ground. Since it was packaged in a tight spoil, it kept a natural coil which they supported at points with black tie line.
- Then we hung 3ft long strands of acrylic from each i-hook and lit them from the top and bottom with LED Par lights.
They bought the acrylic here for $19/100-feet. They used 47 rolls of the acrylic (4700ft, 580ft short of a mile)
Their budget was $1500.