Amazing Paper Clip Chandeliers

by Sherry Riter in Art  


There are so many wonderful Etsy stores filled with the creative work of very talented people. So when you go to a store called Design Technologies, you will immediately be impressed. I’m sure of it. According to their blog, the talent behind this store combines “natural resources sciences/research and fine arts/restoration.” Living in Merritt, BC, Canada, a wife (Penelope Bridge) and her husband are the brains behind this shop.

Not impressed yet?

You will be.

This team recycles parts from vintage lampshades and transform household and office items into something totally different than their intended purpose. In their Etsy shop you will find chandeliers constructed from paper clips.

Regular paper clips!

Using about 4,000 paper clips, chandeliers are created in varying sizes and shapes. This lighting is modern chic with a vintage flair and it casts a lovely romantic shadow. Each chandelier takes about two weeks to construct and the costs range from approximately $300-$550 a piece. Design Technologies will create one hundred of each style, but they also sell the directions to create your own in PDF form.

Penelope said, “The paper clip chandeliers seem to straddle the boundaries of art, design and to a certain extent engineering.”

What do you think?

Paperclip Chandelier
Paperclip Chandelier
Paperclip Chandelier

Are you impressed now?

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 See Mom Smile April 21, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Gorgeous. Makes me want to take a trip to Office Max.


2 Grammy Suzzy April 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Wow? I am surely impressed! I just wish I had an ounce of that creativity! I can copy, but innovate on that level…I only wish!


3 Peterson Family April 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I wonder if my daughter who has the craziest amount of paperclips owned by an 11 year old has seen these? She might find her creative outlet (and make some cash! LOL)


4 cynthia - April 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Beyond impressed. We ordered a case of paper clips by accident, oh, 5 years ago and still have a case minus three packets left. Wish there were a pattern to follow for directions just to get rid of these stupid paper clips. LOVE THESE!!!!


5 Shana April 22, 2010 at 12:12 am

Very cool!


6 One Love Mama April 22, 2010 at 1:55 am

Holy smokes, that's coo & so creative!


7 Nadia April 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Amazing and beautiful, too!


8 install crystal chandelier May 4, 2012 at 4:09 am

Wow! It’s eye catching. Love this chandelier. The interesting thing that paper clip chandeliers seem to straddle the boundaries of art and creative. It’s beautiful.


9 The Redhead Riter May 4, 2012 at 7:51 am

I’m glad you like it!


10 board up after fire July 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

I am very amazed with this activity! IT’s very interesting and beautiful!


11 The Redhead Riter August 2, 2012 at 1:28 am

It is amazing that a paperclip can look so cool!


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