If I had any disbelief that someone could charge $1500 for an oyster chandelier before I started this, I am sorry now. My goodness it takes a lot of shells! and they are heavy!
So far so good though – although I hadn’t counted on having to solder each wire into place to keep it stable, and the process is pleasant, just a little bit at a time, but underneath it all was the uncertainty of what to do with it when finished. “Put it in the front hall.” said Stefan, and he’s right.
Consolation took the form of walnut cake, strongly fortified with calcium from a lot of ground up oyster fines.