Configuration of Hanging Strings
So the pie aki chandelier structure is all suspended from a series of strength things I am using a button, a craft thread it's incredibly strong thread much stronger than, say, a threat that you might use in your sewing machine or for hand sewing projects for this, we're going to need six equal lengths of thread and I need lengths that are sixty inches in length, so I'm going to measure out first thirty inches on the measuring guide on my cutting matt, I've measured thirty inches and I'm just going to double that to create sixty and give it a little snip like I said, we're going to do six of these, so I'm going to then just use this as my template for the next one stringing up through give it a quick cut these will all be tied together in a central point and then streamed down to connect to either the god's eye structure or to our hoops structure to form the shape of a chandelier it's that three of them their war and when we're finished will align all of the ends and probably give it a...
little trim just to make sure that they are all the same length. It probably would be helpful if I had placed my a spool of thread and a little in a little bowl like I had done with the yarn just to kind of keep it from jumping around we're doing all right all right, let's see how many I've got going here so that's five one, two, three, four, five and six all right, so I'm gonna line all of them on one end and if they're roughly the same length your good I'm being a little anal and trimming it on and then just kind of run your hand along to straighten them out, get it down to the opposite ends and give it a little trips of those air all even now what we want to do is we've got our six strands we're going to fold them in half to more or less create twelve and I'm going to tie a little not at the top just to give myself a hanging loop now when we go to install rpai aki and whatever space you might want to place it in, we can add additional a threat or yarn at a later point, but this at least is going to allow us to mount it so that we can build the entire structure. So what I'm going to be working with today is it's often helpful if you're able to suspend this while you're working on the mobile that allows you to evenly build all of the elements, you can often hang it on a loop perhaps on the back of a door you could hang it over a shower curtain or some such structure what I'm going to be using is this vintage clothes drying rack that I happen to found. It's. A great little contraption. It's got all of these dowels that extend out and a spoke like for formation, almost like a wheel. And I'm just gonna hang my little loop over the top. So I've got it securely in place. And I've got twelve strings hanging down. And this is then what we're going to use to build the upper portion of our pie aki chandelier.
Pajaki chandeliers make a big visual impact. They are perfect for parties and can double as bold decor in hip homes. Learn how to craft one in Stylish Pajaki Chandeliers with Robert Mahar.
In this class, Robert puts a new twist on this traditional folk craft, using modern materials and updated techniques. You’ll learn about:
- Basic construction, including the hoop and the God's Eye structures
- How to configure all the string elements and ornamental embellishments
- Inspiring ideas for variations on the color palette and scale
You’ll get a brief history on pajaki chandeliers and how they’ve been made and used throughout history. Robert will also cover which materials work best and offer tips on constructing the perfect pajaki for your home, office, or party.
Get everything you need to know to construct fun and whimsical pajaki chandeliers in this hands-on class with the always-inspiring Robert Mahar.