ISSUE 11  |  The Celtic Angle

DIY: Lamp Cord of Wooden Beads

March 12, 2012 6:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

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.



  • 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.