Vintage Sign + Bicycle wheel become new Gallery Chandelier

This project has been in the works for awhile.  My husband Jeff and I saw this great light in a gallery that was made from and old sign and the spring coils out of a mattress.  So, over the past year or so we have been collecting pieces to create our own chandelier.

We found the sign first in Asheville, NC. The Canopy was second at one of our favorite places...Shinola Antiques in Greenville.  The Rusted Bicycle Wheel was third and was picked up at a local Bicycle repair shop.

The junction box, sockets, and rod were purchased online and received rust treatments to bring the look together.

We're thinking of dropping crystals from the bicycle spokes to give it some sparkle.  I really love the juxtaposition of Rust, Industrial, and Shinny crystals. The vintage crystals can be hard to find so time will tell on this one.