They seem to have changed the assembly process. Earlier reviews reported key-chain like rings being used to attach the glass elements. In mine (received January 2015), they now include U-shaped metal wires (like over-sized staples). Though there are no instructions for how to use them, it is fairly intuitive that you simply pass one end of the staple through the glass, bend the leg, then pass the other end though the fixture, and bend that leg. Still tedious (there are 100 glass elements), but seemed a lot easier than having to do that with key-chain rings. At least one review suggested attaching the glass before hanging the fixture. I don't suggest that for 2 reasons: 1) the glass makes the fixture much heavier (and therefore harder to work with/hold while attaching the wires) and 2) as long as you have a ladder with a shelf to hold the glass elements, it's not that hard to do after the fixture is hung. Finally, watch the length of the screws in the mounting bracket (the screws that pass through the fixture and onto which the decorative nuts are attached). The screws are too long to flush mount the fixture (when the screws are fully extended) if the metal plate if flush with your ceiling. Depending on you situation, you may need shorter screws (or you could cut yours like I did mine).
Great light! Looks great in the powder room. BUT... be prepared to work your little fingers off!!! Each crystal has a ring similar to a key chain that you have to pass through a tiny hole. Ladies do not get a manicure right before you do this, your mani will get ruined!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
I bought this chandelier for one of my four bathrooms and loved it so much, I placed it in three of them. High-end finish, great quality and chic as can be. My electrician installed it and put it on a dimmer, which works even better. Now my carrara marble bathrooms have that final "touch" that pushed them into the realm of just plain STUNNING.
I had an electrician install the light fixture itself, and then looked into the box and thought it might take a while to put all the crystals on, so I'd probably better do that myself - as opposed to paying him **** an hour to do it . . . boy am I glad I did!!! I am fairly handy, but it still took me almost three hours to wire each drop and then attach it to the fixture itself. I'm not going to lie - it was tedious to thread all the wires, and even more tedious to go up and down the ladder with each one. It's a lovely fixture in the end and even my husband liked it (and he doesn't like anything that's a little more modern!). My advice to those considering it would be to thread the crystals one night watching your favorite show with a glass of wine (so you don't realize how dull it is to thread all the crystals), and then the next day take up a bunch on the ladder and do it in batches so you're not going up and down all afternoon. Overall, really very pretty, but a bit of a PIA. One reviewer mentioned that you can see into the chandelier and see the bulbs, and that you don't get that impression from the photo, and they're right. I guess is the photo is taken straight on, whereas installed, you're looking up at the fixture, which for me was a little disappointing. Still, in spite of the minor negatives, for the price I would order again.
I bought two for our foyer and they are absolutely stunning. They definitely make a statement as you enter our house. It took me about 2 hours to assemble both of them and my nails took a hit but it was well worth it. Lots of compliments on them.
This fixture was a lot of work to assemble, because of the number of crystal pieces that had to be attached. It wasn't easy, but at the end, I would do it again, so it wasn't really that bad. The completed piece is beautiful, but it isn't quite as great as it looks in the picture or as I imagined it, because it has a lot of space in between each row and the individual crystals, so you can very clearly see all the light bulbs. But for the price, it is worth it. I'm happy with it overall.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Expensive look for affordable price. Awesome look and for the price, it is a great purchase and you will not be disappointed. I had a professional install the light!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Easy to install although due to my setup I did have to modify one of the bolts with a Dremel as I had a ceiling beam in the way and couldn't fully tighten the base to my ceiling. Easily removed old fixture, bolted this one up and wiring is easy. If you've changed a wall outlet you can do this. Hardest part was all of the balls come individually wrapped and require a clasp to go through them then through the small holes on the chandelier itself. Easy to do, just time consuming. I wired it up to a Cooper Aspire Dimmer Switch and it looks great above our bed in the master bedroom. Would highly recommend.
Very sparkly and provides ample light in master bathroom. It does take some time to loop all the crystals on the chandelier but maybe an 30 minutes once you get the hang of it. You can see the light bulbs between the tiers when the light is turned off but I used the GE clear daylight bulbs and they blend in well. I recommend professional installation as the instructions didn't seem robust enough for a non do it yourself person. Perfect for an 8 foot ceiling too since it is flush mount. Highly recommend!
This is a beautiful chandelier! We put up two in our entry hall and they really are elegant. It is quite time consuming to attach all the crystal balls individually to the chandelier, but the finished effect is lovely! It takes about 45 minutes to attach the balls to it! You install the chandelier first and then add the balls, so you will need a ladder to attach the balls.
This fixture looks fabulous now but it was a royal pain in the butt to install. It actually sat half assembled for months as we were trouble shooting how to properly hang it as the screws supplied were too long for out fitting. Now that it's up however, it's wonderful. Very modern, adds a nice touch to our master bedroom 8' ceiling.
This chandelier is absolutely perfect in my master bathroom! I have a historic bungalow & I've recently renovated my master bathroom to improve the function of the space. A previous owner converted the room from an enclosed porch to a bathroom a few years ago, and so the ceiling is much lower than those in the rest of the house. I wanted a feminine touch that had a more modern shape than most old chandeliers that you find, but it had to be short enough that it wouldn't hang too low from the 8ft ceiling and force you to duck under it when walking by. This chandelier was everything that I was looking for, and the price cannot be beat! Other reviews mentioned how daunting it was to string each crystal, but this wasn't really a deterrent for me, and I ordered it anyway. I completed the assembly over coffee & a couple of DVR'd shows one Saturday morning, and it was a painless process. I would definitely order it again in a heartbeat!