Spotted at Llot Llov, a Berlin-based design studio, a lamp with a quirky wooden-bead cord. We were instantly enamored and had to try our hands at our own version.
Above: The Earl Lamp by Llot Llov is made with 18 wooden beads; the last one has an embedded LED and a silicone shade; €528.
Above: The Earl Lamp has a hook to allow adjustments in the lamp's height and direction.
Above: My version, which is a bit more rustic; I started with an inexpensive pendant light from West Elm.
- 10 wooden beads, 1.5 inch in diameter with a .5 inch hole (Unfinished Round Wooden Beads; $3.50 for 10 beads at Craft Parts).
- Industrial Pendant in white; $19 at West Elm.
- Ikea Hemma Cord Set; $3.99.
- Replacement plug; available from your local hardware store.
- Use scissors to cut the plug off from end of lamp cord.
- Thread the wooden beads onto the cord.
- If you are skilled in such things, rewire the replacement plug; alternatively; have your local lamp shop do it for you.