I am back to thinking about industrial chandeliers. I have posted a few times before about them:
But I was never quite convinced I was on the right path. The big pulley I already had was just too big, but I think I have found a perfect gear wheel to use as the armature for my chandelier. (By the way, I really like the word "armature" - it belongs in poetry or, at the very least, metaphor.)
And here is a sketch of what I have in mind:
Happily, I picked up a heap of old chandelier crystals at the Santa Cruz flea market last summer.
Now I just need to figure out how to drill holes in the cast iron pulley so that I can attach the wire loops.