For this version of my glass chandelier shades, I used a pale, semi-opaque white highlighted with accents of colour to create a more subtle, neutral look.
Fitting securely to the chandelier, the branch-like shade structure at the top of the chandelier has a clear glass ring that is worked to fit into spring clips that hold it in place. Each ‘branch’ is then coloured and pulled to the correct size before being securely joined to the main structure at the torch. Small glass attachment points for each of the approximately 72 hand made leaves and blown flowers are then added before the whole is placed carefully in the kiln for annealing. These individually worked leaves and flowers are fixed with small chandelier rings. This allows some movement, which is a nice effect but is also very practical as it makes the glass less fragile if brushed against.