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Jill sent in this great ball point pen chandelier by artist En Pieza, excellent way to recycle freebie pens we all collect… [via] – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. unregistered says:

    This is not making. This is wasted production. Please try this again when those pens have served fully in their intended purpose.

    Of course the chandelier would then be scratched and dirty, not at all shiny and happy.

  2. philliptorrone says:

    unregistered – the point is (hehe, ball point)… that you *could* do something like this with a lot of pens. a lot of the posts with art stuff i put up is to inspire, it doesn’t mean it’s “making” – it’s more about “i could make that”…

  3. MonkeyWork says:

    I would have to agree, the pens should be used, then perhaps polished up and then… turned into a chandelier

  4. Sally599 says:

    Wow, what is with the attitude on this? I think its pretty cool, besides the intended purpose of most free pens is advertising, which means that these pens have served fully in their intended purpose prior to a little bath in an appropriate solvent.

  5. Black--Tiger says:

    Actually, I notice that this chandelier layout does not require the ballpoint pens to have Ink in them.. Which, means that if you figured out how to do it without damaging them, you could pull the ink wells out of all of the advertiser pens, then put them into another pen as you use them?…

  6. -soapy- says:

    I assume you would take the middles out first, since they would block the light, increase the weight, and tend to leak.

    Strip the tops and middles out, then use the hulls easily with a bit of wire or string with a knot in the middle.

    Now you can use the middles to re-vamp your run out pens in the home and office. Or find another use for them, like darts for tagging mice with small blue dots…

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