This light looks good. The directions are for a different fixture. The material looks like glass but I'm pretty sure it's plastic. You can't tell unless you tap on the larger pieces. As other reviews have mentioned, the colors are slightly different than the picture (more red mixed with green on the one I got, less yellow gold. Overall it was a good deal for $xxx and I'm happy with how it looks in the living room of my 1909 Craftsman bungalow.