Fanlight Cord by Anna Maliszewski

Fanlight Cord

September 2012
Beading Wire, gauge 28 or 30
5.5 mm (I)
5 - 10 yards (5 - 9 m)
(Size depending on height of ceiling)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I don’t know about you, but if you’re like me, you might have a high ceiling fan with an itsy bitsy cord and haven’t done anything to remedy that beyond pulling up a chair every time you want to change a light or fan setting. Well, today was the day I remedied that, crafter style. And it couldn’t have been more “instant gratification!”

This project is so quick, you can whip one (or two) up in under 5 minutes and change it out as many times as you’d like. The silver wire is so light that you can barely see the chain at all, so choose your beads wisely.

If you are wondering if it’s durable enough to pull on from that height, it is surprisingly durable with a 28 gauge for being so “airy” or delicate looking. The crocheted chain should not break. At least not for a good long while. You also need to make sure you secure the tail well enough around the original ball-chain the light came with. However, if you still have concerns, you can always up the gauge to the next size, and maybe that’s a good idea for anyone starting this project, but be forewarned that it will be a little harder to chain stitch.

-10 yards or less of silver beading wire, 28 or 30 gauge.
-Crochet hook, size US I9 (5.50mm).
-Decorative beads for the bottom of the chain. Amount, size, color depends on your taste. I find it handy to choose two different colors or styles to differentiate easily between the “light” and “fan” cords.