The item came very quickly and that was a very nice surprise. We mounted it ourselves, and although not very difficult, it could be challenging with all the strings that hang out there. Our electrical box is very small and we had hard time to "hide" all the extra cable, so had to cut quite a big chunk of it. Also the strings that control the height of the bar are very long and same thing, it was not easy to hide them back in (just in case we would be moving we wanted to make sure we kept enough string length for another ceiling). Another detail about installation: the manual is very basic and make sure you check the orientation of the mounting plate as it is not intuitive. We mounted it once and then realized the linear bar would be in the opposite orientation that we had planned .... anyway about the chandelier, it is very nice but I was expecting better quality or finishes for this price and based on other reviews. Note that the beads are just hanging from a nylon string that is rolled over the bar. This is not a permanent attach and the nylon string does show up on top of the bar which gives the chandelier a cheaper look than the one you see on the picture. It does not bother me because I like when it is a little less fancy but I am a little bit disappointed by the price I paid for it, even with a 15% discount, I dont think its worth the $.