This DIY chandelier projects is a little over the top for me, but I think it would have a place and if it is used tastefully could be an artistic addition to your room.
Last week, Brian wrote about the cutlery chandelier. Along the same lines, I found this wine glass chandelier. It also has an industrial look, but the bare cabling and glass make it much softer than the knives and forks. The wine glasses can actually be removed and used from the chandelier. Personally, I don't dust my chandelier often enough to make that palatable, but I might if I knew I'd be drinking from them. The Swiss designer, Tina Roth Eisenberg now living in NYC saw this a a practical, attractive space saver. This project has a moderate difficulty level. Here are the instructions for using your own wine glasses as a chandelier.
Have you come up with any useful lighting projects using everyday materials? Share them in the comments.