(Still) Obsessed With... Beaded Chandeliers

To be fair, these have been around for a while. In fact, you’ll find a bazillion Pinterest tutorials for DIY versions and handmade knockoffs aplenty on Etsy. But I’m newly infatuated with beaded chandeliers, owing in no small part to the deep blue specimen I spotted last fall at the Selamat showroom in High Point, North Carolina.

Then, last week, while visiting family for the holidays in California, I was bowled over by how well my sister was rocking a Regina Andrew wood-bead chandelier in her backyard palapa:

Because my sister is way more fabulous than I am, and she has things like a backyard palapa.

Because my sister is way more fabulous than I am, and she has things like a backyard palapa.

Here's another shot:

"It's like a tent made of baskets!"—my four-year-old upon seeing this view 

"It's like a tent made of baskets!"—my four-year-old upon seeing this view 

 I believe the trend started with designer Marjorie Skouras’s stunning designs in turquoise, still available via Currey and Company. You can see why everyone was quick to jump in with their own versions—they’re stunning.

Source: Currey & Co.

Source: Currey & Co.

Here they are installed—double trouble!

Skouras has reimagined them in all manner of colors over the years, from shades of iridescent blue, deep coral red, and ombre pink. There's even this funky black number on her homepage:

As popular as these have become, I imagine that in forty years we’ll all be clamoring for them and calling them period vintage.

Ready for more eye candy? Here are six of my favorite takes on the idea.

1. Ro Sham Beaux The Boho chandelier, $920, AllModern. 2. Currey & Company Flamingo chandelier, $5,240, Candelabra. 3. Uttermost Civenna 3-light pendant, $328, Wayfair. 4. Dainolite Laura 6-light chandelier, $400, Wayfair. 5. Creative Co-Op wood beads chandelier, $381, Wayfair. 6. Jamie Young Company Camellia Blush chandlier, $800, Layla Grace.

1. Ro Sham Beaux The Boho chandelier, $920, AllModern. 2. Currey & Company Flamingo chandelier, $5,240, Candelabra. 3. Uttermost Civenna 3-light pendant, $328, Wayfair. 4. Dainolite Laura 6-light chandelier, $400, Wayfair. 5. Creative Co-Op wood beads chandelier, $381, Wayfair. 6. Jamie Young Company Camellia Blush chandlier, $800, Layla Grace.

I’m tempted to put one in my dining room. #4, perhaps? Think I can pull one of these off in my oh-so-traditional townhouse?