Popular Blog Post Revisited...The Original Shabbyfufu Blue Mason Jar Chandelier

Almost every new visitor to my home for the last couple of years comes into the kitchen and comments with something like...."haven't I seen that chandelier before?"

The Original Shabbyfufu Blue Mason Jar Chandelier

Yep...the Mason Jar chandelier that we put together about 2 1/2 years ago and has been featured in so many magazine articles that it's well...."notorious"

Since then I've made many and sold them by the score and it's always a fun, creative and most importantly Original project. Our pieces have gone into homes around the world...including one created for a descendent of the Mason jar company founder.

The Original Shabbyfufu Blue Mason Jar Chandelier
The Original Shabbyfufu Blue Mason Jar Chandelier

A quick background story on the concept...

My husband came home with the chandelier body that was found outside in the trash where it had been for a number of years. It had naturally developed the gorgeous patina that you see. He told me right off the bat that it was too rusted to take apart and rewire, so that I needed to figure out something else to do with it or (heaven forbid) toss it! 

I love aqua as an accent to our mostly white home, and was thinking of a way to bring out the aqua patina of age on the brass with using some glass votives...
Looking around my studio stash the vintage Mason jars seemed to be the perfect solution...and we found a way to make it work... 

It's a "candelier"...

The Original Shabbyfufu Blue Mason Jar Chandelier

I hand colored the crystals and used salvaged long French drops purchased on a long ago trip to a brocante in France. They were saved for a special piece...

The Original Shabbyfufu Blue Mason Jar Chandelier
The Original Shabbyfufu Blue Mason Jar Chandelier

Special it is...hanging in our white kitchen for just the right accent of color and romantic light...
The Original Shabbyfufu Blue Mason Jar Chandelier
UPDATE...We no longer make these for sale.

5 comments

Pura Vida said...

It's famous for a reason Janet, so pretty and unique

Julie Marie said...

I have always loved your beautiful mason jar chandelier Janet... and what a beautiful, original creation you came up with... Happy Halloween to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Suzan Sweatman said...

WOW !!!!!
How over the top gorgeous - those crystals are too pretty for words and what a perfect match for the mason jars - it must look stunning at night lit up!!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Marigene said...

Wow, that is stunning...especially for someone that loves aqua!

Angela Swanson said...

Do you ever light the candles? Are they easily switched out or do they make a mess in the mason jar?

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