How To Make A French Farmhouse Style Mason Jar Chandelier
This is the rusty chandelier that started it all and you may have seen it by now somewhere on-line. It was so clogged up with rust from the Florida climate that it couldn’t really be rewired so we decided to make this one into a “candelere”…lit only by candles. Truth be told we don’t light it up very often, so it’s really more just for a pop of color than anything else.
We make the holes in our jars with a DRILL PRESS and my husband recommends the one that he purchased on AMAZON. It’s A Rikon brand and has great reviews…you can find that HERE. He uses a 3/4″ diamond bit to make the holes, which once again you’ll find HERE. You’ll also need to purchase cutting oil that needs to be sprayed on the jar as you cut it so that the glass doesn’t overheat and break.
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE BE SURE that you wear goggles and heavy duty work gloves when you cut glass, because there is always the risk with glass of it shattering! It’s a good idea to build a jig with a vice and two 1 x 4’s to brace the glass jars so that you don’t have to hold them in your hand while cutting. This project would be better for a more advanced DIYer to take on…
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