I was pleasantly surprised when this arrived and all except the bottom hanging 'crystals' were already attached. Based on other reviews, I thought they'd all need to be attached. I had to tighten a few up, but it wasn't labor intensive at all. I will install this item with a downrod covering the cord. Our local home improvement store sells the down rods and the cord is so ugly (and distractingly silver) that I think it would detract from the pretty light if I didn't cover it up.
I really like the pendants, they look beautiful. The cord that extends from the ceiling to the light is fairly hideous. It shows you just what it looks like in the photo, so I shouldn't have been surprised. I'm just not sure why they wouldn't use a chain or down rod to clean it up a bit.
These are pretty. I bought them in late 2011 and I have 2 over my kitchen bar. I have LED 60 w bulbs in them currently and my problem is that the Crystals are made of plastic and I can't clean them. I have tried many things but I still see a build up of dust and dullness on the crystals. I am replacing these just a few years later with some tiffany pendants but hey! loved them for a while and a girl just changes her mind it's a birth right for women!!!
Bought three of these pendants and two of the larger matching fixtures for our kitchen remodel. Three pendants will go over 10 foot x 5 foot island and two larger fixtues will hang over the 10 foot reclaimed wood table. I can't wait until these are installed! They are gorgeous and look a lot more expensive than they are. I bought these as a substitute for a fixture I fell in love with at Restoration Hardware ($3,000 each!!) and I couldn't be happier. Very similar look for a fraction of the cost. These are very dark bronze (almost black).
I bought two of these to go over my island and bar. My bar was wired for three pendants but I thought because these are a bit larger than the typical pendant I thought that two would be fine but I just ordered a third one tonight because I think it would be fine and not to overwhelming. I also bought the larger matching chandelier to go over my dining room table. I didn't add the hanging crystals to the pendants because I feel like it would be too much and take away from the look I was going for. I did add the crystals to the chandelier though. These are such cool pendants and the chandelier looks amazing as well. It puts off a fun sparkly twinkly light. I do use regular chandelier light bulbs in these because using the energy efficient bulbs would look pretty awful - not to mention the "old fashioned" lights that are clear almost look the really expensive Edison bulbs and help to add to the style. I get tons of compliments on these and they make me happy every time I look at these.
Budget is never fun and of course everyone would love to go out and spend an unlimited amount on lighting making your house beautiful. Not to mention, 'you get what you pay for' thought running through your head. While searching for the perfect light that was within budget, I loved what I saw in the picture on overstock.com, but I was concerned because of the low price. I was so impressed when we received these lights! They were beautiful!! The crystals are NOT high quality, but I did NOT expect that. Once hung, they were the perfect look we were wanting. Other reviews humored me. Again, you get what you pay for. I was so happy with the quality of this light. For those concerned about the "cheap look," my thoughts are "no one is going to analyze the crystals and say "Wow! Those are cheap crystals!" They will walk in and say "those lights are beautiful!" We chose to not attach the bottom crystals because of the look we were striving for. However, it would take very little time to attach them as other reviews voiced how unhappy they were when they didn't come attached. 20 minutes and you are done! I love these lights and I'm so happy with our purchase!! Especially the money we saved! :) What BANG for your buck!! :)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Fantastic
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Beautiful light
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I was lucky this time, all the crystals had already been attached. I had ordered the larger version a while ago, and had to attach all the crystals myself on that one (that took awhile). Both of them look terrific (larger one in dining area, smaller one over sink in kitchen). I did put a bronze drop rod over the hanging wire, however, because otherwise it hung slightly crooked and looked tacky. The larger one has a chain over the wire and looks nice.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
I purchased two for the kitchen as I purchased a modern chandelier for dining. the reviews were right about the size - big coffee can size. The crystals were a major pain because the hooks are not long enough to stay on the base. I have the crystals on there but may look better without for that clean classic butodern look. Probably the least favorite of all my purchases at overstock and it was still ok. Friends like them but is still taking me time to adjust. Make sure you have correct light bulbs and bring the size with you bc my Home Depot numbers the lights differently. Also I got white lights bc the soft ones cast a yellow shadow over my gray restoration paint. Took a little time to put this up.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Ok
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Looks smaller in photo
This is fabulous. The beads came in place! Absolutely love it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact