I actually don't have the light fixture totally put together yet as I'm waiting for the electrician to hang it. The beads are big and heavy, which will make the fixture very heavy when it's all put together. I do think the way the beads are strung and then hung onto the fixture is not safe, which is why I'm waiting for the fixture to be hung. Then I will add the beads so that the poor electrician doesn't pass out from falling beads! Even after I hang them, I'm not convinced they will stay hung. Nice price, very pretty, but not very secure. Hopefully it will give our powder bath the perfect finishing touch!