Glam Chandelier Accessories

Chandelier Candle Cover Tutorial

Brass Chandelier Makeover

Accessories for a chandelier?!

Why of course!! I’m constantly working on chandeliers every week in addition to my other fun projects. This week I sold this darling chandelier in my Etsy shop. I love it when clients think outside the normal offerings of my shop and allow me to create custom chandeliers just for them and their space.

This week’s chandy has been upcycled from a brass 5-light fixture which has been painted Green Apple and customized with turquoise seed bead candle covers. The glammed up candle covers cost all of $6 to complete and if you’ve already got a refinished chandelier in your home, it will definitely customize it to the next level!

First you’ll need to gather your supplies. Gather your the candle sleeves you already have on a chandelier or purchase new ones on the cheap from, Lowes, or HomeDepot. If new candle covers are longer than your exisitng sleeves use a power saw to chop to the correct length. You’ll also need some clear mono-filament, seed beads in your desired color, and hot glue gun.

Beaded Chandelier Candle Cover Tutorial

Start placing your seed beads onto your mono-filament line. You’ll need a LOT of beads to cover your entire candle sleeve so keep on beading, and beading..and well I think you get it. The photo below shows how long you’ll need for about 1/2 of your candle sleeve…so it will take you awhile.

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Once you have enough beads on your strand tie a double knot with the mono-filament to the last bead. This will be your starting point. I like to leave the other end attached to the spool. I never know if I’ll need a few more or a few less beads by the time I get to the end, so I wait to tie this last. Keeping it attached to the spool will keep your beads from flying off while you are working from the other end.

Apply a line of glue around the entire base of your candle sleeve and carefully start attaching the strand, making sure there are no “gaps” between beads, especially in the glued portions!

DIY Beaded Candle Cover SSI

Once the first row is completely glued you can continue wrapping the strand around your candle cover. I add a small amount of hot glue a couple times throughout the sleeve to keep the beads in place as I go, but the majority of glue is on the ends and beginnings. Continue wrapping until you get to the other end of your candle sleeve. Finish it off by tying a knot at the other end and gluing all the way around the last row to hold the beads in place.

DIY Beaded Chandlier Cover Tutorial

And that’s it! For a little money and a little time you can definitely jazz up any chandelier you find at the thrift store or flea market into a new shabby chic fixture. And don’t just stop with beads. I often use jute cording to white and cream chandeliers to maximize the shabby chic design of the chandelier.

Beaded Chandle Cover SSI


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For tips on where to find your brass chandeliers or a tutorial on how to paint your brass chandelier check out my other posts.

22 Responses to Glam Chandelier Accessories

  1. love this idea…i just was redoing a chandelier for the girls room and this is a simple, inexpensive look! thanks!

  2. Shannon says:

    I am Soooooooooooooooo in love.
    This little Qt made me suck in my breathe! Couldn’t click fast enough.
    Super cute. I am an aqua fan and loving this makeover. Going back to actually read the post now ;) lol

  3. Kendra says:

    I love this! I cannot wait to try this on the 2 chandeliers that have just been sitting around my studio waiting for me to transform them. I am sooo excited to give them a makeover now! Your chandeliers are beautiful!

  4. how fabulous is this project!!!!! is is so fun and funky fresh!!!! love the colors — love the how to — just LOVE the whole thing! thank you so much for sharing…going to go click and become your newest follower! : ) found you on shabby creek! hugs…

  5. marilyn says:

    Love it..How creative and awesome..I would totally love for you to share and link this to my Pin’Inspirational creative Thursday party happening today pweeease..Link ~ .Wishing ya a lovely day :))

  6. angie says:

    the blue looks very cool

  7. Dee says:

    I love it! The beads really do dress up your chandelier.

  8. Tiki says:

    Wonderful idea…I love the colors you chose. I wish I could be that bold with color scheme. Beautiful!!

  9. Lesley says:

    Love all your post today at My Romantic Home!! COLOR Yeah!!! lol I can’t seem to find the place on your blog to click on so that I can follow you??? Do tell….where is it??

  10. wow beautiful. Where do you get these chandeliers? Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to our party Show and Share. Make sure to come back this week and link up your latest projects. We would love to see them.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

    • SimplySalvage says:

      Thanks! I get my chandeliers all kinds of places. Thrift stores, antique malls, flea markets, craigslist. I’ve found one of the best places to get them though is at building material thrift stores similar to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.

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  12. Marilyn says:

    Hello there, I wanted you to know I picked these adorable guys as one of my favs from last week’s Pin’Inspirational link party.. LOVE them.. Please stop in and grab a button :))) The post will be up tomorrow..Hope you can link up your creative goodies again..THANK YOU..:)))

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  14. Kathy says:

    Simply stunning!!! I’m thrilled to have found your great blog….you are sooooo talented!!! Blessings—-Kathy

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  16. Karrie says:

    Hi! just came across your pin with the beaded sleeves on the chandelier…..I don’t work too much with beads but am wondering what size glass beads you used? thanks in advance!

  17. Barbara says:

    Love your site….Can I use beads that are already strung? I love the jute cording idea. My chandelier is oil rubbed bronze. I’m going to try this. Thank you.

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