One of our favorite lighting designers, Brooklyn-based Lindsey Adelman, recently posted DIY instructions for creating a You Make It chandelier. Adelman includes downloadable Instructions, a detailed Parts Needed list (everything you need is available online at Grand Brass, McMaster-Carr, Index Fasteners, and Amazon), and photos of the process. To view the finished product in situ, see Morgan Satterfield's version of the fixture at The Brick House. Satterfield says, "the project cost about $120 in lamp parts, one trip to Home Depot, and two days of labor."
Above: The Lindsey Adelman You Make It chandelier at The Brick House.