DIY: Basket Pendants

The lights are entirely made out of reclaimed materials. They used old industrial baskets used for collecting oysters, with strips of blue tweed and white cotton, but you can weave in just about anything," says David Folan lighting designer and artist.

The baskets used over the tables are quite large, about 2 feet in diameter. Coat the fabric strips with a fire-retardant spray. Drill a hole through the bottom of the basket and use a standard lighting kit for wiring. To light, use old-fashioned Edison bulbs, which only generate a small amount of heat. The 40-Watt Antique Style Edison Reproduction Light Bulb is similar to those used at Source Sligo; $13.49 at House of Antique Hardware.

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