Finding influence in everything from opera hall chandeliers to pieces from 1950 America, Bridge says each piece takes a minimum of one to two weeks to construct, and they keep their shape thanks to "pure magic -- the magic of physics, tension and gravity."
"The paper clip chandeliers seem to straddle the boundaries of art, design and to a certain extent engineering," she says. "I strive to use and reuse sustainable products in every step of my process. I also encourage my patrons to reuse the packaging materials that I have passed on to them. I especially try to reuse plastics if I must use them at all, as they cause a host of unintended problems in our water system."
With local exhibits in Vancouver and Kamloops, Canada and a recent piece sold to a restaurant in New York City, Bridge's limited run of 100 chandeliers are holding their own. She's currently working on a DIY kit for those looking to make their own paper-clip chandeliers; a second chandelier series made from repurposed animal antlers; and a line of organic silver jewelry available through her other Etsy store, Birch Beer Boutique.