KLAYLIFE

Ornate Elongated Grey / Handmade Clay Beaded Chandelier

$2,875.00

Long, lean and ever so lovely.

The elongated klaylife clay beaded chandelier is especially designed for tall, double volume spaces. Whether you have high ceilings or a large void like a stairwell that needs a statement pendant, this design mixes classic and traditional chandelier design, with contemporary and modern detail.

To create the magic, we’ve added double side swags and detachable glass ‘crystals’. Plus, a belly band and top band that can either be a ‘solid’ color (i.e. like the rest of your light) or another colour for an eye catching contrast.

Long and lean design that includes swags, ‘crystals’ and a top/belly band
Available in sizes medium - extra large

Classic, traditional design with the added detail of swags, ‘crystals’ and a top/belly band

Available in sizes Small to Extra Large (images are of a Large).

- Choose between a ‘solid’ colour or or ‘contrasting’ top/belly band

- Handmade in Africa by a beautiful community in Kwazulu Natal.

- Each clay bead is hand rolled, kiln fired, then dip dyed before being individually strung onto a wrought iron frame and available in a range of colors, including our signature ombre.

Minimal design, clean and simple.

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STORY

Introducing klaylife – clay beaded lighting and jewellery, proudly hand crafted by the women of South Africa.

Unlike so many products that come off the factory line, ours have a human story. They’re lovingly created by a community of women in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa*.

Drawing on African heritage and craftsmanship, each clay bead is hand rolled using raw clay. They are then sun dried, kiln fired and dip-dyed and in the case of our lights, masterfully strung onto its unique iron frame. This hand made process ensures that no two pieces will ever be the same.

Initially, our clay beaded pieces were crafted by local women whose lives had been impacted by HIV and so desperately needed an income to support their families. Over time, as popularity grew, more and more women with differing circumstances approached us for work. As a result the criteria has been broadened to any local woman who is prepared to put in the effort to create something special.

In 2012, 8 ladies were permanently employed. There are now over 65 dedicated women rolling beads and creating their own masterpiece. More importantly, they’re making a difference to their local community.

Today our contemporary chandeliers can be found lighting up some of the most gorgeous homes, hotels, restaurants and reception centres around the world.

klaylife is run by a South African family now based in Melbourne, Australia.

DETAILS

  • PRODUCTION TYPE: Handmade, One of a Kind
  • PRODUCTION TIME: 2-12 weeks
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Beaded Clay
  • DIMENSIONS: Small - XL (size listed is Medium but contact us for a quote on other sizes)
  • DIMENSIONS inc wire curls (approx)
  • Medium - XL (size listed is Large but contact us for a quote on other sizes)
  • DIMENSIONS (approx):
  • Medium: 75cm high x 60cm diameter 29" high x 24" diameter\15kg / 33 pounds
  • Large: 125cm high x 80cm diameter 50" high x 32" diameter/25kg / 55 pounds
  • XL: 180cm high x 115cm diameter\71" high x 45" diameter\60kg / 132 pounds
  • Colour: We can custom make any colour you like. See colour swatch in image gallery
  • Origin: Africa / Australia