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Tin Can Chandelier - Mk 1

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William White
Tin Can Chandelier - Mk 1

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Fixtures & Fittings

Waste Materials

Food Cans (Sm)

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Ceiling decoration crafted from soup tins cut into rings and slotted together. This particular peice has been made to see if the techniques used would work, and so a large scale version called the Heinz 157 is currently under production - coming soon!

Materials & Equipment List

Tinned food cans - I mainly use Heinz.Thread or stringDremel tool with cutting blade or band saw.

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Starting point - a humble tin can.
Remove the label. Thoroughly wash the tin can inside and out.
With your cutting tool, cut the can into rings. I used the 'ribbing' on the can as a guide to help keep a straight cut and even spacing.
Repeat this process with as many cans as you have.
Slot the tin rings in on themselves to achieve the sphere shape.
The result should be a palm sized sphere. You can secure the rings with glue, but this is not essential.
Cut your string into equal lengths - around 30cm - but depending on your individual design/ amount of cans it can be more or less.
Begin to place the spheres together to achieve your preferred design.
... attach the spheres to one of the tin cut offs you have to allow a light fitting to pass through - creating a celeing light.
This design used 23 cans. I a planning a much larger project with 157 tins with intergrated lighting - so watch this space!
Hang the decoration from the ceiling or existing light fitting. Or...
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William White

Sleaford

United Kingdom

I am a second year Product Design student at the Universtity of Lincoln....

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