It all started with this roll of vintage fencing I purchased several years ago...
....and some insulators. Insulators can be found for pretty reasonable prices. I prefer the clear ones, but they also come in brown stoneware and blue glass.
For this project, a bolt cutter is a must if you want to save your hands as the old wire is very thick. You still may get some scratches so you should use gloves as well as wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt.
First thing, cut the fencing and bend it into a chandelier shape. Use the rebar wire to secure it together.
It won't be perfect, but isn't that what we love about vintage? I also bent the top tines towards the center.
Next attach the insulators to the fencing with the wire.
To add a decorative element, the remaining wire is twisted around a pen.
How's that look?
Finally to finish it off, I made a hanger with the rebar wire. You can also use chain if you'd rather.
Here's another fun vintage project to add to my back deck! The insulators can hold candles (that's what I did), flowers or plants. Again, like in my previous post all I need is a cup of coffee and that good book!