Light It Up: Make a Glass Insulator Pendant Lamp

When I was a kid, I spent tons of time walking under the power lines at my grandparents’ farm, hunting for old glass insulators. Over the years, I ended up with quite a colorful collection, and I love the idea of turning those fond memories into beautiful DIY glass insulator pendant lamps!

Light It Up: Make a Glass Insulator Pendant Lamp

Light It Up: Make a Glass Insulator Pendant Lamp

In my opinion, glass insulators are one of prettiest reminders of the history of electricity, and I’ve always been drawn to their colors and how substantial they feel in my hand. But, despite my absolute delight whenever I come across a new one, I’ve never really been sure what I should actually do with them once I’ve gotten them home and cleaned up. That’s where this project comes in.

Ready to illuminate your favorite nook with some glass from the past? You’ll definitely want to check out this tutorial for making a DIY glass insulator pendant lamp from Girl in Air!

Like the ones used in this tutorial, the insulators I collected growing up were most often light green, but they can also be found in a variety of eye-catching colors — clear, dark green, blue, purple, yellow, and amber to name a few — depending on where you’re looking and for which company they were manufactured. So, if you’ve got a specific color scheme in mind to suit your decor, you might want to hit up your local antique mall or flea market to see what’s available in your area.