All of my chadeliers are made with Flameworked borosilicate (Pyrex) glass which is attached to a welded steel frame. They are easily disassembled for shipping and reassembled for installation and come with detailed instructions. Once assembled the glass parts are securely attached to the metal frame. The glass is durable heat resistant borosilicate glass (Pyrex) and the bulbs can be easily changed on all models. Every chandelier is UL listed.
In this video I'm making an octopus head for an octopus chandelier.
For the Octopus chandelier I made I needed to use my furnace. Normally I can melt and shape the glass using my torch but for larger pieces I use the furnace. The furnace contains a big pot of molten glass that I can dip from. It saves a lot of time trying to get the glass hot with a torch. In this video I am taking a dip from the furnace.
After the blank is dipped in the furnace I reheat it with my torch and swing it to stretch it so the head is the correct shape. Then I let it slump to further shape it.
Here is a photo of the completed head for the Octopus chandelier.