For me, nothing beautfies a home more than whimsical lighting. My Hot Air Balloon chandilier is sentimental because I became a FAA certified commercial hot air balloon pilot when I was 22 and flew them for a living. That seems a life-time ago now... besides that fact, hot air balloons were invented in France - and I love anything associated with French history and culture.
I've built quite a stash of beads over the past 12 years with my interest in jewelry making. I decided to put them to good use in this magical lampshade. What do ya think?