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Sash Clay Beaded Chandeliers by Klaylife

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 by

These Sash Clay Beaded Chandeliers by Klaylife are both ethical and beautiful. And Klaylife takes pride in the story behind their production. The beaded chandliers are handmade by women in South Africa, on a farm in Kwazulu-Natal, a practice which embraces the spirit of the local community and supports South African women.

Klaylife Sash Clay Beaded Chandelier, £1070, Xavier&Me

The chandeliers are designed for double height spaces, where they can act as a dramatic centre piece.

The chandeliers are designed for double height spaces, where they can act as a dramatic centre piece.
Image courtesy of xavierandme.com

The process of making the chandelier begins with the rolling clay beads, using locally sourced clay. The beads are then dried in the sun and kiln fired. Each bead is then dip-dyed and strung onto a wrought iron frame by hand. The approach means each light fitting is slightly different.

The grey and white version of the chandelier has a two-tone effect.

The grey and white version of the chandelier has a two-tone effect.
Image courtesy of xavierandme.com

The customisable light includes side swags, interchangeable glass crystals, a belly band and a top band that can be a ‘solid’ colour or a contrasting white.

The Klaylife chandelier looks fantastic in an industrial setting.

The Klaylife chandelier looks fantastic in an industrial setting.
Image courtesy of xavierandme.com

Various industrial style chains are available to fix the light to the ceiling and there’s a choice between a 60cm standard chain or a shorter chain made of adjustable 12cm ‘s’ hooks.

The chandeliers are designed for double height spaces, where they can make a dramatic centrepiece. The textured clay beads and metal framework combine to create a very different, industrial style variation on the traditional chandelier.

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