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.