Another spring break project — a record bowl pendant light. I made record bowls last year and again last fall to sell at my trash to treasure craft fair. They are fun and easy to make, and they can be turned into awesome things even after you’re done! For example, a pendant light.
This project was fun for me because I got to learn how to unwire and rewire a light.
I have this light socket I saved from a hanging lantern I had in my room growing up. I think it is from IKEA, but if not I know they have similar light sockets.
I picked a particularly curvy record bowl for the light, but I needed to get the wire through the h0le in the record so I needed to unwire it.
I unscrewed everything and carefully detached the two wire ends from the screws holding them to the socket.
With the wires free, I was able to feed them through the hole in the center of the record.
I reattached them back to the socket and added the plastic cap back on.
It was that easy! I strung it up in the rafters of our basement to see how it would hang — not too bad 🙂
If you are a music lover or have a bar, these would be really cool for you to make.
I don’t think I’ll actually hang this in our house because it doesn’t quite go, but I might be making a lot more of these for my fair next year.