Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bobeshe Happiness!

Not that I even knew what a "bobeshe" was until recently. It is the proper name for a key part of many chandeliers...

"A bobeshe is a cup or ring at the top of a candlestick, used to catch melted wax running down the side of the candle." - wikipedia


But, by whatever name, I'm feeling nearly giddy with the set of six that arrived on my doorstep Saturday!


I placed a couple on the brass chandelier, which is in the middle of being cleaned of paint.
{Try to imagine the black as brass.}


Then I dug out a few spare chandelier crystals sitting in a drawer, to get an idea of the size and shape that will look best hanging from the tips.


I am just loving the funky edge these elements bring to this tailored light fixture. Oh, I'm beginning to think the end result of this light redo is going to be just fabulous!

p.s. and yes, technically, the bobeshes are meant to be attached facing upwards, but I prefer them this way; better seen from below and it is how they fit on this particular fixture. I did say funky, right?

34 comments :

  1. Funky is right - I think combined they create a very original look. I never would have thought to install them turning up but that is what makes it work - I look forward to seeing the chandelier alit at night for the full effect...

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  2. It's going to be so cool when you have it completed.
    I hung a funky chandelier (without the light kit) upside down from the exhaust fan in our shower area. It looks great. Sometimes you have to think outside the box.

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  3. Yes, upside down is more fun...not like you're using candles anyway! What a great way to add some whimsy to your space. Love!

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  4. I love it and now you have given me an idea. Don't know whether to thank you or growl at you :) Ha!

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  5. So much fun putting together this chandelier. I bet it is going to look awesome in the end. You're becoming a mini expert on the subject.

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  6. Love what it adds to your chandelier!

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  7. How flipping cool! I cant wait to see the "big" reveal!

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  8. It looks splendid! I can't wait to see how it turns out! Enjoy the lovely day, Kellie xx

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  9. I love this combination!! And I like them upside down--can't wait to see it all! Take care, Caroline

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  10. I love funky and unique. I also love that you have vision for what you want this light fixture to look like. I cannot wait to see it all done!!! you are one clever laday,Kathysue

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  11. Clever Girl! Can't wait for the finished product. Congrats again on yesterday's big day for you!!
    Maureen

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  12. My Norwegian grandmother had a number of bobeshes she used with her candles. They are lovely and a treasure!

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  13. Those are great. I never would have thought to use those. And pretty sure the "funky" is going to be beautiful.

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  14. Oh Janell...you are so talented and creative..and since you put the bobeches upside down, a new trend is underway, I'm sure!!!...
    love House of Fifty..what a fabulous publication...
    maureen

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  15. I did not know what a bobeshe was. I love to learn something new! Funky with a touch of glam! I think it is perfect!

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  16. Oh lordy, this chandlier is going to be AMAZING!!!! I absolutely adore the bobeshes- forgive me for my stupidity, but how do they stay on upside down like that? I can't wait to see this finished- just gorgeous!

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  17. This is going to look amazing! I think I'm going to be saying Bobeshe all day, it is a fun word;)

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  18. Great question Christine, the "stems" below the bobeshes on the light fixture simply screwed on, so all I did was twist them off, place the bobeshe over the hole and twist back on securing the bobeshe in place. How easy was that?! Janell

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  19. Janell,

    The chandelier is looking beautiful! I just updated our antique brass chandelier and added these to it, http://www.kaarskoker.com/ I don't know if you have seen them but they added a little touch of modern that I love. I love the bobeshe upside down, what a great idea! Congratulations on House of Fifty!!! You should be very proud, it is amazing and I can't imagine how much work it was.

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  20. Very cool! I learned something new today :)

    xoxo

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  21. Hey there are your bobeshes - do with them as you wish! :)

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  22. Well I just learned something. I didn't realize such items existed. I'll have to keep that tucked in the back of my brain.

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  23. I love that you hung them upside down, great point about viewing them from a seated position.

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  24. Your post title had me curious! I never knew there was a name for it! FYI...I am loving the 1st edition of HOF....great content! I look forward to the next issues! Thanks for all your hard work for us to enjoy and be inspired by!!

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  25. Nice teaser! I can't wait to see it all!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  26. LOVE! I am itching to see what the entire fixture looks like....
    - {darlene}
    fieldstonehilldesign.com

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  27. It looks amazing...just the perfect touch!!

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  28. Just gorgeous! It's going to be perfect for a dining room.

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  29. Aaahhh!!! I LOVE this! I haven't seen those around much the past couple of years, and I actually kind of forgot about them. I worked in a design shop several years ago and they were wildly popular. I am a big fan of them, and I simply adore how you are funking them up. You are constant inspiration!!

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  30. Thank you for increasing my vocabulary by one today. Just a few more words to go :) XOL

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  31. bobeche away!

    Divine little baubles, eh? Let's see the whole kit and kaboodle...

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  32. Janell, I love that you have spare crystals just sitting in a drawer. So glamorous! Congrats on House of Fifty - I love it!

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  33. Natalie, I try. :) But didn't have enough...off to find the perfect style at a great price! Janell

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  34. Even though I know what a bobeche was I didn't notice it was upside down. lol Maybe you'll start a new trend (or another new trend). Almost everyone is making your mirror with sticks. Have you seen the one made with clothes pins? lol.

    I love your new magazine but some of the font is too light to read and the one's with a white font needs to have more contrast. Maybe its just my "old" almost 50 eyes. lol

    Katharine

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