At Remodelista, we are big fans of using wooden beads as decor, so when we spotted a lamp with a cord covered in such, we were instantly taken. Here’s our simple and affordable DIY version of this quirky accessory.
Above: Our inspiration is the Earl Lamp by Berlin-based design studio Llot Llov; made with 18 wooden beads, the last one has an embedded LED and a silicone shade.
Above: For our DIY model, Remodelista correspondent Izabella created this rustic version.
Above: To make your own wooden bead lamp, you will need the following: 10 wooden beads; 1.5 inch in diameter with a .5 inch hole like the Unfinished Round Wooden Beads (above left) from Woodworks, 10 beads for $3.50; a cord set such as the Hemma Cord Set (above right) from Ikea, $3.99; and an industrial pendant in white like the Metal Industrial Pendant (below) from West Elm; small, $19.00.
Instructions: Cut the plug off from the end of the lamp cord with a pair of scissors and thread the wooden beads onto the cord. If you are skilled in such things, rewire the replacement plug; alternatively; have your local lamp shop do it for you.