It was inspired by a Swedish design and the original one had a much darker finish. We decided to update it in a lighter gold and our master beader, Brooke, reworked the application of the square crystals which are set into the three horizontal bands.
Since we are having a truly hot, muggy summer, this chandelier made us feel light and cool!
Please take the time to visit her blog so you can keep up with all the exciting things she is doing. So check it out, and visit her website. I know you will like what you see.
Congratulations Rebecca on your huge fame and success!
When my friend Linda Longo, editor of EnLIGHTENment Magazine told me she was coming to New Orleans for a convention, I was thrilled! I'd been following Linda for quite awhile and was always very impressed with her work reporting on the latest developments in the lighting industry.
My friend, the fabulous blogger extraordinaire, Joni Webb, who writes Cote de Texas and I have gotten together and cooked up the most fabulous giveaway!
You should rush over to her blog and read all about it. We have decided to let the winner of the giveaway choose the chandelier they want to win, and it's a choice between the Ingrid Chandelier, pictured below
And the Elizabeth Chandelier.
Both of these beauties were designed by me and they are each very popular fixtures. All of our pieces are created right here in New Orleans. I am unbelievably lucky to be able to work with such a talented group of artists who make everything we create as gorgeous as it can possibly be.
Here is the amazing Jennifer working on an Ingrid Chandelier. Her work brings the magic to each piece she touches.
Here is Christine putting the crystals on an Elizabeth. She is dedicated to making lighting that is a beautiful as she is.
Although we are very serious about our work, we like to have fun and to help people light up their lives.
So we decided to do a giveaway!
Most of our work is custom and each piece is made to order for each client.
We thought it would be fun to do a giveaway where the winner could choose between two different fixtures, sort of a custom giveaway!
So what will it be? The Ingrid?
She's more modern in feel with a twist of antiquing thrown in for good measure.
She's comfortable in a variety of settings.
And she can even be made into a lantern.
Elizabeth is more traditional. And dressed up.
She is named for the person who inspired her. She was created to bring snazziness to an entry with low ceilings that still wanted to look dressed up.
She is petite and cute just like the Elizabeth who inspired her into being.
I was so excited when Joni said she would be the mistress of ceremonies for this fun giveaway! Thank you Joni for your wonderful post and for helping me with this fun and fabulous giveaway.Hurry on over to Cote de Texas and read all about it. Leave a comment and you might become the winner of one of these two wonderful chandeliers!
As I'm sure you know if you are reading a blog, the blog world has been so concerned for Valorie the Visual Vamp, and her husband Alberto, who had a massive heart attack while travelling to Canada.
With some help from their friends, Valorie and Alberto have made it back to New Orleans and Alberto is on the mend.
Many in the blogosphere have set up auctions of decorative things to help raise money for all the costs involved in getting Alberto well and getting him home.
Renae Moore pictured above with me and our wonderful friend Marie, has graciously agreed to auction off one of my latest designs, the Mint Julep Sconce as part of this effort.
Bidding will end tonight at midnight, so go on over to Renae's wonderful blog and read all about it.
Welcome home, Valorie and Alberto. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am the owner of Julie Neill Designs in New Orleans where we create beautiful custom lighting. This blog is my love letter to the unique people, places and happenings which make New Orleans the amazing place it is.
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