The lamp itself is attractive, with an unusual fun shape but the "crystals" were NOT crystal. They are cheap pressed glass and the majority were greatly flawed, chipped and defective. What do you expect, I suppose, for a chandelier at that price? So, I ordered replacement / real crystals from an on-line supplier and can now enjoy it. Also, this picture is inaccurate as there is also a curtain of small glass beads that dangle down / surround the single lightbulb.
As other reviewers said, reasonably difficult to follow the instructions to piece together, but definitely doable with some trial and error and patience. Perhaps different than other reviewers, I would say that this chandelier looks on the cheap side. No bad, but definitely is not a stand in for a higher priced chandelier. I wouldn't pay more than I did for it. The crystals are absolutely not crystal, but are glass (not plastic, as other reviewers have mentioned), however they don't have the heft/weight of even normal glass crystals. The frame on the flimsy side. I have purchased other chandeliers from Overstock for around this price which were definitely of higher quality. All that said, it is still nice looking, with nice style. It looks as pictured.
These are better than I thought they would be. They are larger and more beautiful than the picture. They were a brown color that looks like an oil rubbed bronze and was exactly what I wanted. The crystals are a total pain to put on but I did it. I bought 4 of these to go above my kitchen island and we just hung them tonight and they are so beautiful. Great quality and a great price.
Ordered this item and while the design is cute the product wasn't made correctly and was made very poorly. As a result the light does not hang even and the different prongs and "arms" are not spaced evenly apart. It looks as if a giant stepped on it though the box and packaging was unaffected. Opened the box up after our Halloween party and realized at that time that the item was terribly defective, past the return window so now I just wasted $XXX on a lamp that I would give my in-laws. Pay more for a better made product, this one isn't worth the price to ship it to you.
I have ordered 7 chandeliers in the past two months during the renovation of our new house. Of all of them, this one has the nicest crystals, very high quality. It is just beautiful & I love the way the sun & light jump off the crystals. This one bulb puts off a lot of light! I have it in my laundry room and was worried one bulb wouldn't be enough, but it is more than!
I absolutely love this chandelier. I purchased it for my back entry and it is perfect! It has a rustic elegance to it that I just love. Hanging the chandelier was not too much of a challenge, but putting on the crystals was not as easy. One of the problems I had was that I had too many of the 5 crystal strands with loops on BOTH ends. Once I figured that out, I just removed the loop on one end and proceeded to put those in the center around where the light bulb is. After that, I went by instructions written by another reviewer that I think explained it best on how to attach the remaining crystals. To give proper credit, it was written by mrsbam on Feb.28, 2012 (if you want to refer to the original review). I followed these instructions and didn't have any problems attaching the crystals: Look at the picture online and the directions and put on the crystals you are sure of first. Then, by process of elimination, you will be able to place the others. Obviously the very large crystal hangs on the very bottom. The five strand crystals (with a hanging loop on one end) hang around the light bulb and dangle straight down. Then proceeding top to bottom. First, a teardrop hangs on each swirl at the top of the fixture. Next, hang the two strand crystals in the space between the two fixture loops and attach a teardrop to the center of each. *NOTE: When connecting one crystal to another always connect via a loop and not to the fixture itself. The next layer is the most complicated. Hang a teardrop crystal on every swirl loop remaining on the fixture. Then drape a five strand (with loops on both ends)between the open spaces (teardrop to teardrop) on the next layer. Last but not least, you will have six strand crystals remaining. They drape from the teardrop crystals with the five strand crystals that you attached in the last layer to the very bottom teardrop crystals (which circle the largest crystal at the bottom). Once you get going, it all falls into place.
Love the Chandelier. The color is a lighter than what I expected. It is more of a brushed flat gold, sort of an antiqued flat gold, but still very pretty. I think once I get my husband to hang, it will look darker hanging up. The crystal are glass which I really like. If you want want it a darker brown it can be painted, but I am going with it the way it is. It is great quality and I would recommend it.